The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the 2015 season with a much-different looking roster from the previous year, but carried the same expectations as always — to win the World Series.
While the ultimate goal wasn’t achieved, it doesn’t take away the success the team achieved over the course of six months. For instance, the club clinched the National League West division for a franchise-record third consecutive season. And for all the talk last offseason about the Dodgers lacking power after trading away Matt Kemp and letting Hanley Ramirez sign elsewhere, they ended up leading the NL in home runs with 187 during the regular season.
With the offseason underway, let’s look back at the disappointments, great performances, and surprises from the 2015 season.
Yasiel Puig: In an injury-ridden year, Puig posted career-lows in nearly every offensive category, including on-base percentage (.322), extra-base hits (26), and OPS (.758).
Jimmy Rollins: The long-time Philadelphia Phillies shortstop had a less than impressive first season in Los Angeles, as he slashed just .224/.285/.358 (78 OPS+) in 563 plate appearances.
Brandon McCarthy: Before undergoing Tommy John surgery in May, McCarthy made just four starts in the month of April, posting a 5.87 ERA and 6.22 FIP in 23 innings pitched.
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