Still having trouble watching this World Series and not thinking, “The Dodgers have a better team!”
Except, of course, for that one little area. That bane of their 2014 existence — the bullpen.
Forget for a moment that Adrian Gonzalez, Juan Uribe and Dee Gordon combined to hit .160 in the division series, or that twice Clayton Kershaw hit the wall or that Yasiel Puig suddenly considered a foul tip a major victory. The bullpen failed, much as it had throughout the year.
So now what to do? Remaking the bullpen would seem high on new kinda-General Manager Andrew Friedman’s to-do list, though it may not be reconstructed as dramatically as some might hope.