Happy New Year! Our first full week of the New Year begins and guess what Dodger fans, still nothing new to talk about.
Trevor Bauer is the top pitching prize of this offseason, and it appears like the market for him is starting to develop.
First and foremost, Happy New Year to all fans of the Dodgers. While 2020 was a year like no other on many different levels, the Dodgers finally winning the World Series after recent playoff disappointments surely had to put a smile on many of your faces.
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.
While the baseball world is sitting back and waiting for the first big dominoes to fall this offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers are positioned as one of the biggest threats to nab a marquee free agent.
While the Dodgers have made it no secret that the bullpen is an area they’d like to address this winter, they still haven’t made any significant upgrades in terms of a true difference maker.
We’re almost at Christmas Day, and the baseball offseason period remains quiet. Maybe Christmas will bring some offseason joy to the Dodgers in terms of a big signing.