Offseason champion Dodgers' 3 biggest concerns heading into the 2024 season

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have had an historic offseason where they have spent over $1.2 billion on contracts. Of course, a big chunk of that comes from Shohei Ohtani’s 10-year, $700 million deal, but that didn’t stop the organization from continuing to be aggressive. 

The Dodgers then traded for Tyler Glasnow and Manuel Margot from the Tampa Bay Rays. After the acquisition, Glasnow received a five-year, $136.5 million contract extension. Next up was the highly coveted Yoshinobu Yamamoto, from the Nippon Professional Baseball League’s Orix Buffaloes, who penned a 12-yea,r $325 million contract. If you are keeping up with the math, you know we’re getting close to the end.

The Dodgers were then focused on getting an outfield bat who excels against left handed pitching. Well, Teoscar Hernández wanted to be on a team where he could compete for a World Series, and he fit the description of what the Dodgers were looking for. It was a perfect match that netted Hernández a one-year, $23.5 million deal. Finally, the Dodgers signed James Paxton to a one-year $11 million deal to fill out their rotation, particularly during Walker Buehler's early-season absence.

Talk about a haul.

Despite all that spending, the Dodgers' plan is by no means foolproof, as that is simply not attainable in professional sports. But $1.2 billion later, you think they would be pretty close, right? Well, actually, this Dodgers team does have its fair share of concerns heading into the 2024 season.

Dodgers' Biggest Issues After $1.2 Billion Offseason