Much has been made about the Dodgers’ reeling offense, and for good reason. By the time the postseason ended by way of a 3-2 loss to the New York Mets, the lineup had more holes than the Lakers’ defense.

Okay, maybe that’s a step too far, but still.

There tends to be two trains of thought when it comes to bolstering said offense: Trade for or sign a big bat, or see how the youth develops and go from there. Now, this isn’t to say the two are mutually exclusive. If anything, acquiring someone like Yoenis Cespedes puts less pressure on guys like Joc Pederson or Corey Seager to develop quickly.


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We still wanted to see how fans lean if given the choice and the response was pretty interesting.

First, on Facebook when we asked the question, the poll reaches 22,000 people and the vast majority of votes came in on the side of developing the youth. Here are some of the better comments.

Liam Bhakta says: “We didn’t trade these prospects for a big name because we believed in what these young players can do. Now it’s time for them to step up.”

Jeff Moll says: “Jimmy Rollins being off the roster is a huge first step. Grandal being healthy all season boosts production at catcher. Puig being healthy will be huge. It’s all about health besides addition by subtraction at SS.”

Twitter was a slightly different story.

While the quick boost a talented acquisition would bring is obviously favored based on the poll results, it’s by literally the slimmest of margins. Here are a few of the mentions that caught our eye.

Hate when that happens, Ray.

This got me to thinking about the way social media works. Basically, it gives a platform to the absolute loudest of the fan base. While the emotion behind it is something we (meaning Dodgers Nation) could not exist without, it can sometimes overshadow some of the more thoughtful comments that stir and add to conversation.

To be clear, I’m not complaining. We need the passion. The Dodgers need the passion. We also appreciate constructive conversation about these Dodgers.

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9 Responses

  1. therealdboy12

    I would really like upton in the lineup have him hit 4 behind a gon and then you can drop seager to the 5 hole

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  2. Robert Hamilton

    If we do aquire a bat, it should  be right handed. Assuming he has power and not a high srike out rate, he can be put before or after Agon to protect him. Even a solid contact hitter will help. We struck out way to many  times last year.  If you put the ball in play anything  can happen.

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  3. therealdboy12

    I feel upton would by that perfect guy and he is a solid defender not great but solid or go trade for Gardner or sign Dexter fowler he could be lead off

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  4. Robert Hamilton

    That is a good idea.I Think Seager could be put any where  from 2 to five in the line up. Judging  from last year, I don’t  know  where to put Peterson. If he cut his srike outs in half then he probably  could be put 1 through 6. But we have to wait and see.

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  5. MyronShapiro

    It is time to find a hitter and eliminatre Crawford maybe Van Slyke and Ethier. Cepedes certainly gives yousome punch to back up Gonzalez and it gives Puig and Pederson,and Seager a chance to play ball instead of being fored to produce now.

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