The week started off with praise for the upcoming Dodgers team as several baseball pundits chimed in the state of the ball club.
Leading off, “Comeback Player of the Year” candidate Corey Seager also received some big time love from MLB.com
Keith Law believes there’s more in the tank for a young Cody Bellinger. Law also made a bold prediction about one of the top catching prospects in the system.
On the catching front, after being linked to J.T. Realmuto all offseason, the Dodgers saw the star player finally get shipped out of Miami. Our Marshall Garvey opines that after missing out on Realmuto, the Dodgers need to act fast and acquire at least one more elite player to save the offseason.
Could that elite player be Bryce Harper? Word is that his demands may be coming back down to earth.
However, chatter is that the Dodgers may be passing on Harper and Manny Machado to wait on a 2020 free agent star.
Major League Baseball, team owners, and the MLBPA had various discussions over the week. One such discussion was the possible introduction of the DH to the NL sooner rather than later.
Moreover, MLB announced a change to a familiar colloquialism in the game’s lexicon.
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Back to Positive Dodger thinking
Continuing on with praise for the Dodgers, MLB Network spoke in high regard to ace Clayton Kershaw. Ace-in-the-wings Walker Buehler also spoke about his plan to be even better in 2019.
Our AJ Gonzalez lets us know that the Dodgers weren’t as bad as they actually were in 2018 — yes, you read that right — and that they could be better than you think this season.
The season ahead
One of best days of the year came and went as equipment trucks loaded up and rolled out of Dodger Stadium en route to beautiful Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. Speaking of Dodger Stadium, a second music super star is set to perform there this season.
In positive news for fans affected by the TV blackout, KTLA announced that 10 games will be broadcast over the early part of the season.
And in more spring training news, the team announced a list of 21 non-roster invitees to camp, highlighted by three top-5 prospects.
Our Megan Garcia hopes that another year of experience will help Dave Roberts get over the hump.
Projections and prospects
AJ continued his 2019 projections series, this time settling in the outfield.
Baseball is among us.
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