The Los Angeles Dodgers 2020 championship team was a special one. Many players on that roster have gone through many heartbreaks from previous postseason losses, but it was all worth it in the end.
A ton of Dodger favorites were part of that championship team, and ten players have found new homes within these past two seasons.
L.A. Times baseball columnist Bill Shaikin lists who has left and who still remains since the game six win over the Tampa Bay Rays in 2020.
With Justin Turner off to Boston, the players in Dodgers' Game 6 in 2020:
Gone (10): Turner, Seager, Hernandez, Bellinger, Pollock, Pederson, Rios, Wood, Floro, Baez.
Remaining (9): Betts, Muncy, Smith, Taylor, Barnes, Gonsolin, Gonzalez, Graterol, Urias.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) December 18, 2022
Ten players from the championship team are gone, and a handful played key roles in capturing L.A.’s first title in 32 years.
One of them was Corey Seager, who left for the Texas Rangers the last offseason, signing a 10-year $325 million contract. Seager was the World Series MVP and went full beast mode throughout the postseason, slashing .328/.425/.746 with a 1.171 OPS and collecting eight home runs and 20 RBIs in 18 games.
Other fan favorites like Kike Herandez left after the title year for the Boston Red Sox, Joc Pederson signed with the Chicago Cubs, and Alex Wood all left during free agency.
And the most recent losses came this offseason as Cody Bellinger signed with the Chicago Cubs after getting non-tendered by the Dodgers, and just today, Justin Turner signed with the Red Sox.
That’s the way professional sports works. For one reason or another, teams are unable to hang on to their players.
At the moment, only nine players from that team remain, and hopefully, we can hang on to them for as long as we can.
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