The Hot Stove is not hot, but the rumor mill is at least lukewarm, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are, as always, in the middle of it.
Happy New Year! Our first full week of the New Year begins and guess what Dodger fans, still nothing new to talk about.
Well that was quite the year, wasn’t it? One that Dodger fans and the world at large won’t forget for some time.
For much of the offseason, I have been refreshing my Twitter feed, hoping that roster moves would pick up. Over the past few days, moves did indeed pick up, but not in the way I thought. The Dodgers have remained overall quiet, making small transactions that I’ll get into a bit. But the Padres have made a flurry of moves, acquiring Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, and Korean Baseball League infielder Ha-Seong Kim.
Rumors continue to gain traction surrounding a possible Enrique Hernandez exit from Los Angeles. Hernandez, who is one of the most versatile players in the majors, has been a Dodger for the past six seasons. He hit free agency for the first time in his career at the conclusion of the 2020 season.
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.
Yet another week has gone by without baseball, and the offseason period remains quiet. Only speculation continues to swirl around the baseball world, as fans continue to refresh their Twitter feeds in hopes of finding the latest rumors.
Catching is one of the toughest positions on the baseball diamond. Navigating your pitching staff through any scenario, trying to help get your pitchers a lead, and of course, all that squatting.
While we have recently seen the Dodgers replenish the organizational roster with a handful of potential fringe players, we still haven’t witnessed the club make any significant acquisitions that might make an immediate impact on the big league squad.