Top 5 Moves of the New Front Office

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1. Yasmani Grandal

Perhaps the best move the brain trust has made was the one move that everyone thought would be the worst. The Dodgers traded Matt Kemp (along with Tim Federowicz) to the Padres for Grandal and two pitchers. The Grandal Man has been a revelation for the Dodgers in 2015. The switch-hitting backstop has taken over as the everyday catcher and it has been a blessing. Not only is he a great hitter, but also a solid catcher.

Grandal has slashed .269/.380/.497 (52 for 193) with 12 home runs in 229 plate appearances. He has an .877 OPS, and has been durable enough to play in 61 games. He’s also rates as one of the top pitch framers in all of MLB. It’s a joy to finally see the Dodgers getting production and value from the catcher position. (no offense to A.J. Ellis, we still love him)

On the flip side, I’ll be writing a post about the Dodger’s top 5 worst moves of the offseason. That’s where I get to talk a little smack about what hasn’t gone right for the brain trust. Stay tuned for that one!