Dodgers: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2017 Season

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Mar 8, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) during a spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 8, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) during a spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports /
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October 17, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers executive Andrew Friedman during workouts before game three of the NLCS at Dodgers Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

The Team Acquires a Big Bat at the Deadline

Last year, the Dodgers were able to swing a deal to get Rich Hill and Josh Reddick. This year, the team may be looking for another bat to add to their already dangerous lineup.

As the season goes on, the team will start to figure out their weak spots in the lineup.

With the Dodgers “win at all cost” mentality, I expect Friedman will be inclined to pick up an impact piece to push the Dodgers over the top. Last season we saw the Dodgers get outslugged by the Cubs in the NLCS. It’s looking like they may meet again so the offense will need to be ready to compete with the league’s best.

Right now, left field looks like a hole the Dodgers could look to upgrade via trade. A trade is not essential, as the team has plenty of depth, but if the spot players don’t fill the task, Friedman could look to upgrade.

The Dodgers window to win a World Series is at its peak. So expect the team to be active during the trade deadline. Don’t get worked up in all the rumors come July 31st, but also don’t rule out the fact that Ryan Braun or J.D Martinez could be wearing Dodger blue this year.

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