The Dodgers did not bring in a huge name this off-season, but fared pretty well, regardless. Blake Treinen seems to be the missing piece to the bullpen that has been missing for what seems like ages now. Alex Wood’s work with Driveline Baseball could bring back his velocity to the 93-94 miles per hour range, which made him elite in 2017. Even lower-tier signings like Jimmy Nelson, Edubray Ramos, and Casey Crosby could assist in a big way in 2020.
However, without the acquisition of major names, fans will still be upset. Mookie Betts’ name will be added to the list of players that the Dodgers will not be acquiring this off-season. This is in part because the Red Sox are exploring other options to clear payroll and because of their insistence on including David Price or Nathan Eovaldi’s contracts in the deal.
Additionally, Boston is looking to bring two top prospects back in a deal. Wild.
The fact that the Red Sox are even considering trading mookie betts is the single dumbest thing I’ve heard this year pic.twitter.com/XVA7MjKCp1
— J.D. Conte (@jdconte617) January 20, 2020
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