We are still waiting for any news of the 2021 season, and what it will look like, especially for the Los Angeles Dodgers. But exactly one year ago was when their fortunes changed for the better.
Well that was quite the year, wasn’t it? One that Dodger fans and the world at large won’t forget for some time.
Welcome to winter, but finally one when Dodger fans are not discontent. While it was an abnormal summer, it brought some baseball, which led to the Dodgers finally winning that long awaited World Championship.
The Dodgers have made their first moves of the offseason.
On Wednesday, the Dodgers and Scott Alexander agreed to a one year contract before the non-tender contract deadline to do so. Dennis covered Alexander and his career yesterday.
Yesterday, I was scrolling through Twitter and noticed something about Justin Turner’s account—his profile picture was of him and his wife, and his headline pic was of them and their foundation. In his bio part, it just says @court_with_a_k and a bride emoji. Nothing about the Dodgers. Nothing about being a World Champion, or even a baseball player. Just links to his wife and his foundation.
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.
What a difference a week makes.
Last Monday, some fans of the Dodgers were worried about when the offense was finally going to start going regularly, and the Dodgers, while having a good record, were in third place in the NL West.
From some Dodgers fans’ perspectives, Andrew Friedman has not had a great career. Missed World Series wins and missed free agent signings had fans thinking he would never get the Dodgers over the hump. But this time, he came through.
As the dust settles from what felt like a month-long saga that ends with the Dodgers trading for Mookie Betts and David Price, we can maybe, finally, take stock of what has happened in the world of Dodger baseball.
I‘m a broke record. A broke record. You got my heart -heart skip skip skipping a beat, when the needle‘s through, I hit hit repeat – Eric Church
This off-season has indeed seemed like a broken record, a recycling of rumors new and old regarding the Dodgers, and if and whom they might make a trade for.