The 2022 season was essentially the same as most of the past decade for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Once again, the Dodgers dominated in the regular season. Their 111 wins were not just the most in franchise history; that total tied for the fourth most in major league history. And yet, the 2022 season ended in disappointment as the Dodgers were bounced out of the postseason in four games during the NLDS.
Three players for Los Angeles Dodgers to target
The Dodgers find themselves in a familiar place this offseason. They have a strong roster, but have a few holes to fill. Ownership will go beyond the luxury tax as they are willing to spend whatever is necessary to bring another championship to the franchise. Otherwise, they will come another step closer to being this generation’s Braves team of the 1990s and into the 2000s.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are still looking to bring another championship home. Let’s look at three players that could help in that quest.
The Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves in need of a center fielder now that Cody Bellinger was not tendered a contract.
Bellinger has had a remarkable fall from grace. The 2019 NL MVP was unable to get on track during the pandemic shortened 2020 campaign, his production cratering thereafter. While he was still solid defensively, the Dodgers just could not continue to justify having him on the roster.
Now the time has come for the Dodgers to find a new center fielder. The problem is that there is very little at the position available. That is, aside from Brandon Nimmo, who is easily the head of the class in center. He would serve as a solid top of the lineup option for the Dodgers while providing Gold Glove caliber defense.
The Dodgers would have plenty of competition for his services. More than half the league could use an upgrade in center. His former team, the Mets, may be the one team willing to spend more than they are. But the Dodgers are more than willing to open the vault as well. Nimmo could find his way to Los Angeles.
Brandon Nimmo would be a great fit for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is just a matter of opening the wallet.