Los Angeles Dodgers bargain lineup of the last decade
Best bargains of the last decade: Outfield
Outfield: Enrique Hernandez ($3.1 mil combined from 2015-2018)
While Hernandez is expected to get a nice raise and make around $5.5 million for the 2020 season he has been a big bargain for the Dodgers over the last few seasons. Enrique was acquired with Chris Hatcher and Austin Barnes in the Dee Gordon trade. All Hernandez has done is become a valuable utility player and he will forever be remembered for hitting three home runs to help eliminate the Cubs in the 2017 NLCS.
Outfield: Yasiel Puig (7 years $42 million dollar contract)
Yasiel Puig was a big international signing for the Dodgers but in the end, he ended up a bargain for the thrills he provided in Los Angeles. From his rocket arm to his majestic bat flips, Yasiel Puig was one of the most interesting players of the decade for the Dodgers. Few players could get Dodger Stadium going like the Wild Horse could.
Outfield: Andrew Toles ($1.4 mil combined from 2016-2019)
Since this article is leaving out Dodger prospects, there really isn’t another non-prospect player that was a big bargain for the Dodgers this decade. Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Cody Bellinger, and Joc Pederson are among the Dodger prospects that turned into regulars in the outfield. Along with high priced contracts like A.J. Pollock and Carl Crawford, the Dodgers haven’t had too many bargains in the outfield this decade.
One player who comes to mind is Andrew Toles who was very good and came at a very cheap price as the Dodgers took a flier on him when he wasn’t even in the league. Toles has been away from the Dodgers and may not ever come back but here’s hoping that Andrew is able to get over whatever is troubling him and make a successful return to baseball. Toles has put together an OPS of .792 over parts of three seasons with the Dodgers.