Before the weekend began, there was quite a bit of news circulating about the Los Angeles Dodgers. The organization landed several of the best international prospects on the market while a few of the arbitration-eligible players settled their respective contracts for the upcoming season. Two other players—pitchers Pedro Baez and Alex Wood—landed contracts with perhaps two of the franchise’s biggest rivals.
Rumors surrounding the Dodgers have picked up steam over the last several days, and there may be a possibility that a few are gaining credible momentum.
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.
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.
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 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.
Major League Baseball finds itself at the beginning of Awards Week. Rookies of the Year, Managers of the Year, Cy Youngs and MVPs will all be announced throughout the week, starting Monday evening.
Just in case you’re a fan of the Dodgers and your attention was diverted to other national news on Friday morning, Major League Baseball has completed its investigation of the events following the Los Angeles Dodgers’ victory in Game 6 of the World Series.
Now that the dust is settling on the Dodgers winning the World Series, fans are starting to look forward to next season.
Most of the core of this year’s team will still be with the Dodgers next season, but there were seven players who reached free agency when the season ended. They are Pedro Báez, Justin Turner, Kiké Hernandez, Joc Pederson, Blake Treinen, Jake McGee, and Alex Wood.
In what promises to be one of many honors earned by players of the Dodgers this year, infielder Justin Turner on Friday night was named the winner of the 15th annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given to the Dodger player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher.