Los Angeles Dodgers offseason decision: Max Muncy
Max Muncy is at the plate to drive in runners and hit the ball a long way ... period. Muncy is a career .227 hitter and isn't going to scare a lot of pitchers focused on pitching their way around Martinez, Freeman, and Betts. Muncy has 36 homers and 105 runs driven in speaking to his value and approach at the plate.
Whether or not the Dodgers bring Muncy back depends on a myriad of factors, with the team obviously unwilling to be tied down to Muncy on a contract they can't escape. This approach at the plate has worked for Muncy for a number of seasons, but clearly has gone sideways for more than one slugger.
If the homers stop for Muncy, he isn't the type of hitter who can simply make adjustments and hit for average. His value is in his ability to knock the ball out of the park and there are a number of free agents set to hit the market that could arguably be an upgrade.
Muncy isn't the Dodgers only tough choice this offseason, but he is one of the more interesting decisions for a team that will likely be all in yet again in the 2024 offseason.