The Dodgers have expressed reported interest in utility infielder Josh Harrison. They are among a large group of teams to express interest in the 31-year old.
Harrison has played the entirety of his career in Pittsburgh where he became known for his flashy defense and unparalleled ability to avoid a tag on the base paths.
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For the Dodgers, Harrison could make sense if he was willing to play in an Enrique Hernandez type role and for a rather inexpensive contract.
Harrison is not at all what the Dodgers are looking for in an offensive player but his versatility is certainly attractive.
Like every week, I like to add my own opinions on the last slide.and the Josh Harrison situation allows me to do that but in a broader sense.
The Dodgers need to make an addition and Harrison falls into the category of the type of player the team needs. They need a right-handed bat.
Whether that is Pollock or Harrison or any free agent on the market I firmly believe it needs to happen. The Dodgers are a left-handed loaded team right now. The most prominent bats in the lineup are lefties and that does not bode well for a team in the most analytical era of any sport.
So, signing Harrison is not an issue in my eyes it actually solves one. It re-diversifies the handedness of this team and that will be crucial.
I’ll conclude with this. I don’t think the Dodgers are a star away from being a World Series team for the third straight season. I think they need to make a few small moves and one of them is to add a righty.