A Look at the Top Free Agents by Position for the Dodgers
By Jacob Rudner
The Dodgers have a tall task to accomplish in 2019: get back to the World Series for the third straight season. Over the course of the last two years, seasons in which the Dodgers fell short, one theme has reigned true: the team had a deficiency in one way or another at one or more positions.
Now, heading into a new season the Dodgers have to use the same goal but accomplish it with a new approach. Spending big money on the free agent front with players like Bryce Harper and Andrew Miller on the market seems like a must or the team can spend prospects on the trade front. Either way, Andrew Friedman and his squad of executives have a crucial job to do this offseason.
The trade market is one beast. Players like JT Realmuto are potentially available at catcher and pitchers like Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer are up for grabs. So sure, the Dodgers have options in that regard. But, for a team with cash at its disposal and high octane free agents to spend it on, the Dodgers should heavily consider taking that route instead.
To get a greater understanding of who is available and reasonable for the Dodgers to buy this winter, I have compiled a list of players that should suit the Dodgers best in the upcoming season and beyond. The slides will cover one or more free agent for each position on the diamond and will consider my valuation financially of the given player along with a thorough shakedown of his numbers. This will be a series of articles, split into the infield, outfield and pitching.
I do want to make it clear, however, that I am not saying the Dodgers should sign all of these players. Rather, I am suggesting a player at each position that the Dodgers should take a look at. Pick and choose from the list as you wish and let the spending begin.