The Dodgers have won the NL West Division. The celebration happened on Sunday, and now it is over. We’ve got work to do.
It’s time to get ready for the playoffs. What does that entail? First, get home field advantage in the playoffs if at all possible. The Dodgers are only one game behind their likely NLDS opponent Washington Nationals, so it makes sense to try to get that advantage. Secondly, get the starting pitching rotation in order, so that Kershaw will be #1, Hill #2, and Maeda #3. Third, give those players and pitchers likely to be on the playoff roster both the rest and play repetition necessary so that they are as prepared as possible to be their best during the playoffs.