With the Major League Baseball offseason on hold because of the lockout, MLB transactions have come to a halt. However, once a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is in place, it’s expected that there will be plenty of spending on free agents and trades made as teams plan for how they will compete in 2022.
Recently, we touched on three teams that had already been successful this offseason with the moves they made before the lockout. In this article, let’s take a look at three teams that still have plenty of boxes left to check off their to-do list before spring training begins.
MLB offseason: The Los Angeles Dodgers have plenty of pitching questions to answer
While the Dodgers did resign super utility man Chris Taylor just before the lockout commenced, they also saw Corey Seager and Max Scherzer leave for other teams. Replacing Seager with Trea Turner makes sense, but the Dodgers don’t have an answer right now on how they will fill the hole left by Scherzer’s departure. Yes, the Dodgers inked Andrew Heaney, but is that the answer for a rotation that could potentially lose Clayton Kershaw as well?
While the bullpen still has questions with the potential departures of Kenley Jansen and Joe Kelly, it will likely be the starters where the Dodgers try to make the most impact once the offseason begins again. Plenty of other teams have made a splash by signing starting pitching, and it’s very likely the Dodgers will join that group before spring training kicks off.