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The One-Win Team

Essays on the 2022 Dodgers, who won 111 games in the regular season but just one in the postseason.

All according to plan

Terms and conditions may apply. The One-Win Team was a generational, organizational failure. And yet...in the grand scheme, it’s all gone according to plan.

The Dodgers’ hard mode problem revisited

Or "It’s not just you, the Dodgers were scoring in ways we have not really seen before." Did the 2022 Dodgers improve with center-cut fastballs? This essay revisits the hypothesis of a Fangraphs article from July 2022 on this very subject.

The Giants’ Lament

Or "Another way to look at the 2022 Dodgers during the year." Before delving into anything controversial, it’s worth noting that the Dodgers’ mastery over the Giants in 2022 may have had an unintended consequence.

An argument for the Dodgers to non-tender Cody Bellinger

Or "In light of the NLDS failure, the Dodgers are likely to non-tender 2019 MVP Cody Bellinger." Or "In light of the NLDS failure, the Dodgers are likely to non-tender 2019 MVP Cody Bellinger." The One-Win Team did not hit much as a whole during the NLDS. We look at one such example. And on that note, it is probably time to say goodbye to Cody Bellinger.

Life is unfair, but the MLB playoff format is fine

Or "Major League Baseball should NOT adopt a President’s trophy for the best record in the league" Or "Major League Baseball should NOT adopt a President’s trophy for the best record in the league" This installment of The One-Win Team addresses the frivolous argument that the new playoff format is biased or puts the Dodgers at any sort of disadvantage.

Game over: The introduction of The One-Win Team

Or "A new series where we break down what went wrong with the 2022 Dodgers" The 2022 Los Angeles Dodgers earned a nickname that will linger in team history.