One of the biggest questions for the Los Angeles Dodgers heading into the 2023 season is the core structure of the outfield. Because we all know that front office boss Andrew Friedman and field skipper Dave Roberts prefer to have plenty of moving pieces, there could be more uncertainty heading into this season than usual as far as the regular playing time goes.
One of several different looks that 2022 Opening Day will see is 28 players on each club’s active roster. This rule will last through the month of April and was primarily created because of the limited time pitchers will have to prepare for the season. While many teams may load up on pitchers, each club can use these extra roster spots as they wish.
Through four Cactus League games, the Dodgers still have yet to post a win. If this were the start of the regular season, you’d have fans on social media calling for skipper Dave Roberts to be fired. Nonetheless it is only Spring Training, so fans must take these games with a grain of salt.
The Dodgers have remained quite active in the free agency market. The team inked left handed Tyler Anderson last week, and today signed another veteran. The team announced it had signed veteran outfielder Kevin Pillar to a minor league deal with a big league invite. The deal was reported to be for a $2.5 million base salary.
As a follower of the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of the most exciting aspects of Cactus League play has always been watching the system’s top prospects compete, particularly the pitchers. The 2021 opener was especially interesting because we saw three of the organization’s most talented young arms in Michael Grove, Andre Jackson, and Edwin Uceta.
With Dodger baseball soon returning, tickets have gone at a rapid pace, even though it’s just spring training. Last Friday, Cactus League tickets for the Dodgers went on sale and sold out in under two hours. Since there are only a limited number of tickets, it explains how fans are in a hurry to get them.