Top 5 Moves of the New Front Office

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2. Howie Kendrick

This may have been the best move the Dodgers made all winter. The Dodgers flipped prospect Andrew Heaney to the Angels for second baseman Howie Kendrick. The right handed hitting keystone contact hitter was a player the Dodgers have long coveted. Kendrick played his entire career with the Angels and was always a solid all-around player. He seems to have really come into his own with a switch to the National League. So far Kendrick is slashing .298/.350/.428 (87 for 292) with 7 home runs and a 116 OPS+ in 317 plate appearances. He’s driven in 36 runs, and played in 75 games for the Boys in Blue. He’s flourished since being moved into the number two spot in the lineup. Batting second he’s posted a .542 (13 for 24) with an OPS of over 1.000.

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