With Spring Training currently at its earliest inception, Dodgers President of Baseball Operations, Andrew Friedman, told Alden Gonzalez of ESPN that the Dodgers’ current roster has “no weak spot.”
After watching the Boys in Blue fail to win the World Series in two consecutive seasons, the bitter fan in me couldn’t help but immediately scoff at the notion of the Dodgers’ roster having “no weak spots.”
Hey, we’re all human.
However, after contemplating the seemingly endless amount of virtues a team must possess to make not one, but two, consecutive trips to the World Series, and more practical considerations, such as offseason acquisitions, returning players, non-returning players, and coaches, I wanted to analyze just how close to flawless the Dodgers’ current roster actually is.
Let us assume that Friedman’s claim was to be taken literally.
If there are “no weak spots,” then the current Dodgers’ roster is considerably strong and therefore would not require any additional acquisitions (ahem, Bryce Harper).
Since there’s no point in speculating whether Bryce Harper will don the Dodger Blue, it only makes sense to preview the Dodgers’ present-day lineup as it stands.
After all, Major League Spring Training games were scheduled to start on February 21st.
With that said, let us begin…