If there’s one position the Dodgers are likely to add a player or two during the offseason, it’s almost guaranteed to be a relief pitcher in some shape or form.
For those fans of the Dodgers who are huge on projections and predictions, you’ll be happy to know that Dan Szymborski—for the ninth year—released his 2021 ZiPS projections last week. While a full outline of the projections can be seen in detail on Fangraphs, I felt it was worth a few minutes to make note of several highlights.
The Dodgers announced on Friday afternoon that they have added four players to the organization’s 40-man roster ahead of next month’s Rule 5 draft. The players added include right-handed pitchers Gerardo Carrillo, Andre Jackson and Edwin Uceta, in addition to OF Zach Reks.
While any big news surrounding the Dodgers is certainly at a premium so far this offseason, fans continue to patiently wait for the team to make some roster moves, potentially providing a sign of what the team might look like in 2021.
Undeniably, of all the aspects of baseball that were absent in 2020, the orchestration of a minor league season—on any level of the farm—was perhaps the most missed of all.
While the Dodgers have always prioritized the importance of Veteran’s Day, this year was not much different, despite the challenges of social distancing and the lingering coronavirus.
Normally, over the winter months, there’s somewhat of a general timeline in the MLB as far as blockbuster trades and big-name free agent signings go.
Just in case you’re a fan of the Dodgers and your attention was diverted to other national news on Friday morning, Major League Baseball has completed its investigation of the events following the Los Angeles Dodgers’ victory in Game 6 of the World Series.
Just like many fans presumed, Dodgers’ right fielder Mookie Betts was named the 2020 National League Gold Glove Award winner for right field, as announced by the MLB Network on Tuesday evening.
Even though it’s only been less than a week since the Dodgers claimed the 2020 World Series Championship, there’s already been a ton of speculation in the baseball world as to which player will open next season as the club’s primary closer.