Former general manager Jim Bowden already had some biting words about the 2019 Dodgers. In saying the Dodgers have taken a step back – Bowden feels Los Angeles could have done more in the offseason. Now, he’s continued down that path. Almost doubling-down, Bowden says the Dodgers are missing a bat.
Furthermore, he believes that bat is Bryce Harper. He does not care that they have signed A.J. Pollock. Moreover, Bowden believes Pollock simply cancels out the production of Yasiel Puig.
"Pollock just replaces Puig in the lineup." pic.twitter.com/qlLIlaG5r8
— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) February 12, 2019
Bowden has been known to get a little tongue-tied in the past. Here’s what he said on Sirius XM MLB Network Radio airwaves regarding the situation:
La-La Land is meant for Bryce. I mean I can see Lebron on the billboard there with Bryce, can’t you? The people that say they’re too left-handed with Seager, and Bellinger; what are you talking about? You need talent and ability. If Bryce harper goes there, he’s the most talented position player on the team. Their best prospect Alex Verdugo doesn’t hit homers or steal bases. The Dodgers are making a huge mistake by not [making a play for Harper]. And to the people that say ‘they got Pollock’, he just replaced Puig in the lineup.
It’s fair to say that Bowden is passionate about Bryce Harper landing in Los Angeles. Of course, this is the former general manager talking who traded an army of men for Ken Griffey Jr. to put him in a Cincinnati Reds uniform. That team had no foundation surrounding Griffey.
What are your thoughts?
Is Jim Bowden simply starstruck here and bypassing an otherwise solid team? Or are the Dodgers truly a bat short – and does that bat need to be Bryce Harper?
We have all discussed this at great length, and we want you to continue to do so in the comments section.
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