The best part about sports: there’s always next year. The Dodgers have a plethora of talent in their farm system right now with tons of young talent simply waiting for their number to be called.
Will Smith, the offensively gifted catcher who was promoted to AAA prior to the conclusion of the Minor League Regular season, could, if all the stars and planets align at the same time, make the big league club at some point during next season, however, he’s still a ways away.
Keibert Ruiz, currently holding his own as a recently turned 20-year-old the Arizona Fall League, has all the talent in the world and should be our long-term fix at catcher.
Unless something majorly unexpected happens next season, Ruiz is still probably a year away.
Lastly, Kyle Farmer could, maybe upon a torrid Spring, make the club next year and may even win the starting gig if moves are made to offload Yasmani and/or Barnes.
It’s not all gloom and grey, however, because if there’s one thing the Dodgers do have, it’s loads of young talent which will always play-up in MLB.
Until next year everyone. Go Blue!