The 2022 Winter Meetings will kick off on Sunday from beautiful San Diego, likely leading to a myriad of moves that will reshape the landscape of Major League Baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers are no strangers to making headlines at the Winter Meetings, and this year is no different.
With so much young talent ready to be on the roster and some big-name contributors hitting free agency, the Dodgers seem primed to have a much different-looking roster in 2023 than they had in 2022.
That being said, the Dodgers are still one of the most valuable franchises in the sport and have $113 million in luxury tax space to spend. This could be a wild offseason for the Dodgers, and the Winter Meetings are the pinnacle of the offseason.
4 moves Dodgers fans should be anticipating during the Winter Meetings:
4. The Dodgers add a reclamation project, or two, or three
If there is one thing that Andrew Friedman loves, it is finding diamonds in the rough. Seriously, it seems like Friedman gets far more pleasure in believing in these reclamation projects and seeing them turn it around in Dodger Blue than he does in signing tried-and-true studs. It is a tradition that happens every offseason.
Last offseason, the team brought in the likes of Tyler Anderson and Andrew Heaney as the main reclamation projects, and both panned out considering what the Dodgers paid. This offseason, Friedman has already gone to work in this regard, as Shelby Miller signed with LA.
There is already reported interest in Alex Reyes, who is the perfect Friedman reclamation project, but he probably won’t be alone. I would expect the Dodgers to bring in several of these low-risk, high-reward flyers to potentially make an impact on the 2023 team.
And knowing the Dodgers’ track record, we should absolutely have faith in most of these reclamation projects turning into legitimate contributors. That is just how things work under Friedman.