The Dodgers have officially struck out on all of the major free agents this winter. Serious question — is anyone surprised? The Dodgers have not signed anyone noteworthy that was not their own player under the regime of Andrew Friedman. It has become repetitive. The most recent star to not sign with the Dodgers is new Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson.
I’m glad Donaldson did not go to the Braves or Nationals.
— Tim Rogers – SDDODGER (@SDDodger) January 15, 2020
Donaldson is now 34 years old and while it is a fairly smart move to be against signing him to a four-year deal, he is still at the top of his game. He is one of the best defensive third basemen in the game and certainly held his own on the other side of the ball in 2019 with the Atlanta Braves.
In a recent column for MLB.com, Will Leitch identified the Dodgers as one of the teams most impacted by the Dodgers’ non-signing of Josh Donaldson.
Here is the specific excerpt regarding the situation, courtesy of Will Leitch:
So for those of you keeping score at home, the Dodgers — one of baseball’s signature franchises, one with massive financial advantages, a storied history and a fanbase…