3 moves Dodgers must make to have any chance of winning 2023 World Series

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1. Add an impact bat at the trade deadline

When fully healthy, the Dodgers still have a lineup that can put up runs in October. We have not seen a fully healthy Dodgers lineup for most of the 2023 season whether it be because of injuries or because so many players have hit the paternity list.

The Dodgers have only run out a starting lineup consisting of Will Smith, Max Muncy and Outman eight times this season. Those are the three best options for the middle of the order for the Dodgers, and when they are all playing the lineup looks much deeper than it does when Austin Wynn is in there.

That being said, there's room to add one more impact bat to the lineup, particularly at the shortstop position. The Dodgers have not been shy in adding offensive help before (Manny Machado, Trea Turner) and the team should not hesitate in doing so again come late July/early August.

Perhaps that's someone like Tim Anderson, who can take over shortstop duties for the remainder of the season and hit at the top of the order ahead of Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman. Maybe it's a third outfielder that's more consistent. Guys like Joc Pederson, Charlie Blackmon and Hunter Renfroe are all free agents after this season and could be traded by their respective teams depending on how the campaign goes.

Pitching might not be the Dodgers' strong suit this season, so it's important to add as much offensive firepower as possible. With an extra middle-of-the-order bat, the Dodgers' lineup can be quite daunting to face in October.