2. Joey Gallo
At this point, does the Dodgers’ offense need any more reinforcements?
Outside of a flew clutch hits, Cody Bellinger and his nightmarish .187/.305/.299 slash line have been a non-factor. Mookie Betts, though he’s been a vacuum in right field, has left a lot to be desired in the leadoff spot, hitting just .248 with 58 strikeouts and a .452 SLG. Furthermore, Corey Seager, fresh off an historic postseason run, has been limited to just 37 appearances due to injuries.
Despite all that, the Dodgers are 20 games above .500 and their offense ranks third in both runs scored and OBP, as well as ninth in total bases.
The Dodgers trading for Joey Gallo would be redundant.
In other words, Los Angeles doesn’t need to trade for another slugger, like a Joey Gallo, whom they’ve been linked to recently. If anything, the Dodgers’ offense needs somebody that hits for average and has versatility in the field. Gallo brings the exact opposite to the table at the plate.
The Rangers star is one of the best power hitters in the game, but he’s hitting just .239, which is actually impressive considering where he was just a few weeks ago, to go with a league-leading 107 strikeouts. The Dodgers would be better off turning their attention elsewhere.