After getting the benefit of the doubt from me before the season, Forsythe has lost all of my trust and I would imagine the same could be said about most of the Los Angeles faithful. Logan’s 2018 season is the epitome of a disappointment.
Forsythe was once again hampered by an injury early in the season. Much like he did in 2017 he returned from injury and played terribly. He finally figured it out somewhat to end the 2017 season and into the post-season, but it seems as though he completely threw all that progress he made out of the window.
I was bought into Forsythe entering the season. After seeing his new and improved aggressive approach be successful in the post-season, it came as a shock not to see him continue that his approach. Instead, he reverted back to his old habits.
Forsythe is slashing .208/.270/.301. Forsythe was supposed to be the answer to the problem that had plagued the Dodgers for years which was second base. The Dodgers gave up their second-best pitching prospect Jose De Leon to acquire the veteran from the Rays. Though De Leon is recovering from major surgery, the Forsythe trade has been one of the few blemishes on Friedman’s track record.
To make matters worse the normally stout defender has been suspect with the glove. Recording more errors this season than all of 2017 and it would be more if he didn’t have a gold glove caliber first baseman in Cody Bellinger. Forsythe looked primed to be the player he was expected to be when he was first acquired, instead, he has been unplayable.