Dodgers: Analyzing the Viable Options to start in Left Field

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Joc Pederson
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Joc Pederson /
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PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 29: Curtis Granderson /

Curtis Granderson

The last minute veteran acquisition that added depth was Granderson this season. Last year it was the acquisition of catcher Carlos Ruiz that had fans befuddled this year it was Curtis. Just like last season fans were claiming that adding these players late in the season is unnecessary and would ruin the team chemistry. Thus far they have been proven right.

But the front office did not bring Grandy to LA for the regular season; they brought him to open up the options in LF, and the bench come October. But what Granderson has shown us since his arrival has been bad. Very bad. With the Dodgers this season he is hitting a measly .111 with a .256 OBP and 24 strikeouts in just 22 games. He was supposed to be the guy in LF this post-season.

Since he has performed so poorly, it opens the door for someone else to jump in and steal the spot. When he was acquired, it was his job to lose, and he is currently doing all he can to lose it. Seemingly rolling everything over which results in a soft ground ball to the right side.

He does hit the ball hard at times. But the problem is he has been scorching balls foul instead of in play. He may still get the job because of his playoff experience, but if he continues his lousy play, it will be hard for Roberts to explain giving him the job.

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