MLB Free Agency 2017-18: Biggest Holes for Every Team

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Alex Bregman. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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2. Los Angeles Dodgers: 104-58 (NL West Champions/ National League Champions)

A debate going this postseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers is whether or not Dave Roberts managed his way out of a World Series win? I believe he did, but I do think he’s the man for the job in So-Cal for years to come.

What kept Dodger from partying like it was 1988? First off, the Houston Astros, for sure. However, the Dodgers can do a bit of soul searching and tweaking that will bode well for 2018.

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The Dodgers should use addition by subtraction, by letting Yu Darvish walk. He singlehandedly cost the Dodgers two games in the Fall Classic and was non-effective in his efforts. He will be a good fit for an aspiring MLB team; he just doesn’t fit well in Los Angeles.

Second base is a position they could use a bit of an upgrade in, with the free agent market a prime place to shop. Veterans Brandon Phillips or Neil Walker would plug in well, providing not only an offensive spark but solid defense as well.

The fifth starter in the rotation could be better, so going after one of the previously mentioned arms would be wise as well. Lance Lynn would be the best fit, who could finally use an offense that gives him a bit of run support during his starts.

The last piece of the puzzle that could put them over the top is the segway to lights-out closer Kenley Jensen. Juan Nicasio would be the perfect addition, even filling in as spot closer when needed.

The Dodgers will have the Diamondbacks and Rockies on their tail, but I think the 2018 NL pennant will be there’s for the taking if they make these minor, but necessary adjustments.