As the spring training reporting dates for players are drawing ever so near, there haven’t been a typically high number of story lines surrounding the Dodgers, aside from a few light whispers about a long-shot trade or a free agent signing. Many people don’t expect much to happen during the time between the first squad workout and the Cactus League opener against the White Sox on February 23; however, we made a list of five things to look for during the early days of camp, which could impact the landscape of the squad come Opening Day.
Continuing along the same lines of our recent prospect posts, we thought it would be fun to put together another subjective-type of story during a time when the news surrounding the Dodgers is very quiet.
(Editor’s note: To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Jackie Robinson’s birth, we decided to put this story together about all the greatness surrounding the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers. There was some previous TBPC content used in this story.)
While I was never exceptiponally familiar with the history of the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers, I couldn’t help but start digging into the history books a little during the team’s 2017 season, when the modern-day Boys in Blue were constantly being compared to the exalted squad from more than 65 years ago.
(Editor’s Note: Some previous content was used when compiling this post.)
Since officially moving to Los Angeles in 1958, many player trades occurred that were instrumental in winning 11 National League pennants and five World Series championships. However, along with the deals that were beneficial came the deals that were dreadful. Consequently, people often wonder what may have transpired if a number of these trades could have been undone.
While many fans of the Dodgers continue to express their disappointment over the team’s spending this winter, skipper Dave Roberts remains upbeat, especially after the acquisition of center fielder A.J. Pollock last week.
Even if the Dodgers are finished making any significant roster moves for the winter, it’s safe to say that things have indeed turned out quite well for the team, at least as far as player personnel goes.