All-Decade Busts: The Infield
Brian Dozier- Meant to help stabilize the roster during the tumultuous 2018 sprint for the postseason, the previously-powerful second baseman fell on hard times at the plate. The former AL All-Star hit just .182 with five home runs during his 47 games with the Boys in Blue, finding himself on the bench during the majority of the postseason (in his seven playoff plate appearances, he failed to reach base).
Alberto Callaspo- The five-foot-nine utility infielder played in 60 games for the Dodgers in 2015 before being released. In those 60 games, he had less than 150 plate appearances, none of which yielded a home run. At least he hit .260, even if he finished his stint with the team (and as a major leaguer) without reaching double digits in runs or RBI.
Howie Kendrick- In one of the stranger front office maneuvers of the decade, Kendrick was part of a series of moves that saw the Dodgers send Dee Gordon to the Miami Marlins and prized pitching prospect Andrew Heaney to the (LA) Angels of Anaheim. Both of these players ended up making their presence felt with their new teams, but the same could not be said of Kendrick, at least until he knocked the Dodgers out of the 2019 NLDS. As a Dodger, Kendrick had a promising 2015 season that was cut short by injuries (nine homers, six steals, .295 AVG in 117 games, good for 2.4 WAR), but in 2016, the veteran second baseman hit just .255, the lowest single-season mark of his career, putting up a meager 0.8 WAR (his worst full-season mark).
Logan Forsythe- After a career-year with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016 (20 home runs and .263/.333/.444 triple-slash), the second baseman was dealt to the Dodgers as a consolation prize for Brian Dozier and to replace Howie Kendrick. Forsythe failed to live up to the hype though, hitting just eight homers in over 800 plate appearances in LA. Before being sent off to Minnesota in 2018, Forsythe did have some big moments during the 2017 postseason, but those don’t make up for the regular season lackluster performances he put together.
Honorable Mentions- Austin Barnes, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utely, James Loney