Dodgers: Which franchise legend would help the 2020 team most?

Eric Gagne and Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Dodgers (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
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If you could add one Dodgers legend to the 2020 team, and in this imaginary scenario, that player could still play in their prime, who would you choose?


The Los Angeles Dodgers roster is overflowing with talent for a potential 2020 season. There are veteran stars like Clayton Kershaw and Justin Turner, primed heroes in Cody Bellinger and Walker Buehler, along with emerging major leaguers such as Gavin Lux.

The Dodgers are armed and dangerous for the upcoming season. They just need the people in charge to settle the financial and health terms so they can get back on the field to compete for their first World Series title since 1988.

While the Boys in Blue don’t require a lot of help – on top of their in-house talent, they added American League MVP Mookie Betts in the offseason – if they could add one Dodgers legend to their roster, and in this hypothetical scenario, that player could play at his peak performance for the 2020 season, who should they chose?

While it’s easy to just add the best player you can think of who has suited up in Dodger blue, position is important to consider. To make the exercise fun, I will assume that each legend under consideration could only play the position where they spent the majority of time during their Dodgers career.

For example, would you play Duke Snider in centerfield over Cody Bellinger or Mookie Betts? Obviously, with the addition of Betts, Bellinger is currently slated to play center, but I wouldn’t move Snider to left, since he mostly played center.

Remember, you can only add one legend. So the list includes a legend to consider at four areas of potential need, rather than listing the four best starters or four best catchers to add to the roster.

If all of that makes sense, let’s go through the five best options to add to the 2020 team from the Dodgers’ illustrious history of great players.

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