New faces could push Dodgers to top

With the addition of several new players, including rotation ace Jason Schmidt, the Dodgers will be a definite World Series threat in 2007.

Originally Published: January 25, 2007
By John Shea | Special to ESPN.com

The Dodgers are hungry. Missing from the World Series the past 18 years and winning just one playoff game in that time, the Dodgers are more than due. They're two years from matching the longest drought in their history -- they failed to reach the World Series annually from 1921 to 1940.

Will it happen in 2007?

It's easy to suggest the Mets will be favored to win the National League pennant or that the Cardinals will repeat, but don't forget that just one NL team, the Mets, had a better ...

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