The decade of the 2010s started out on the wrong foot for the Los Angeles Dodgers, failing to make the postseason in 2010, 2011, and 2012. But since 2013, LA has impressed, appearing in the playoffs in each of the last seven seasons, including back-to-back World Series appearances in 2017 and 2018. However, their Fall Classic curse is still alive, having failed to bring home a title since 1988.
On the bright side, they’ve won more than 100 games in two of the last three seasons and once again look to be one of the favorites in the National League after striking a blockbuster deal with the Boston Red Sox in February, acquiring Mookie Betts and David Price. To be one of the NL’s best teams over the last 10 years, numerous moves had to be made by the front office. Some worked out, some didn’t.
Over the next several weeks Baseball Essential will be doing a series on the best and worst trade every team in Major League Baseball has made over the last decade. Here is the best and worst trade the Los Angeles Dodgers have made since 2010.