4 Dodgers who are playing their way out of the team's 2024 plans

The Dodgers could make some drastic offseason moves if the disappointment persists.

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Yency Almonte

If pretty much having your job threatened by the manager isn't enough of a tell for you, then you'll just have to wait and see how the Dodgers handle Yency Almonte when November arrives. This year, the Dodgers' bullpen was poorly constructed and was also destroyed by bad luck/injuries, so Almonte's 5.24 ERA, 4.72 FIP and 1.38 WHIP have remained safe for no other reason than the relief corps needing bodies.

The right-hander is making $1.5 million this season and will be heading into his second year of arbitration eligibility when the offseason arrives. The Dodgers can certainly make better use of that money, even if it means stomaching another Andrew Friedman low-risk, high-reward bounce-back signing. Fans don't want that, but there's no real reason the Dodgers can trust Almonte to get back on track since he's never had back-to-back productive campaigns in his career.

A simple non-tender here will do. It'll save the Dodgers money, open up a roster spot, and allow them to better deepen their bullpen, which has now been a significant weakness for two straight seasons.