Baseball is a business, and the reality is that the band can’t stay together forever. Forces will inevitably pull people apart.
There are multiple topics I wanted to cover today, the first of which is the sad news about the passing of Los Angeles Dodgers fan and broadcasting icon Larry King.
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.
Without question, the Dodgers still boast one of the most talented rosters in baseball heading into the 2021 campaign, even though there is still work to do regarding player personnel.
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.
Enrique Hernandez and Joc Pederson, both of whom have been very instrumental in the Dodgers’ success in recent years, aren’t just facing roster consequences with regards to the playoffs, but they’re also conceivably playing for their upcoming contracts in 2020.
Since the Dodgers were sold to the Guggenheim group, after wasting away for many years under Frank McCourt, Andrew Friedman and company have made a habit of finding diamonds in the rough.
While it’s certainly nice to have a bench player who can cover any spot on the field, it’s tough to keep said player on the pine when he’s performing better than many of the starters.
Dodger Owner & Chairman Mark Walter and the Los Angeles Dodgers today announced a donation of $2 million to Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico to support rebuilding efforts following the devastation left behind by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
With all the depth that the Dodgers have on their roster and in their farm system, it’s fitting that they have a player that encompasses all of that himself—self-described super-utility player Enrique Hernandez.