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In the aftermost 24 hours they accept reportedly agreed on a barter for Blake Snell, accomplished the border of accepting Yu Darvish from the Cubs, and active Korean infielder Ha-Seong Kim.
Snell, a 28-year-old left-hander, memorably bedeviled the Dodgers for bristles innings in Bold 6 of the World Series. He won the 2018 American League Cy Young Award. Now and for a little while longer, he’ll be seeing the Dodgers consistently in the National League West.
Darvish, a 34-year-old right-hander, accomplished additional in NL Cy Young voting afterwards the 2020 mini-season. If you appetite to apprehend added about Darvish’s contributions in the final bold of a World Alternation involving the Dodgers, bang here.
Kim, 25, primarily played third abject and ambush in the KBO. He batted .306 with 30 home runs, 109 RBIs, 111 runs denticulate and 23 baseborn bases this accomplished division with Kiwoom.
It’s a cyclone of activity in a mostly arid offseason. From what we know, it makes the Padres a abundant bigger team.
We don’t apperceive the acknowledgment for Darvish. He is beneath arrangement through 2023. So is Snell. They accompany a San Diego circling that looks appealing abiding for the abutting three years:
2021 2022 2023Blake Snell Snell SnellYu Darvish Darvish DarvishDinelson Lamet* Lamet LametChris Paddack Mike Clevinger PaddackZach Davies** Paddack MorejonAdrian Morejon Morejon GoreMackenzie Gore Gore LucchesiJoey Lucchesi Lucchesi Ryan Weathers
*Lamet has a adverse history of bend injuries and apparently won’t bandy a accepted third starter’s accompaniment of innings**Davies is reportedly activity to Chicago in barter for Darvish, so don’t address this in pen aloof yet.
It’s cogent that Snell, Lucchesi, Morejon and Gore all bandy left-handed, and are all appealing good. What does this beggarly for the Dodgers?
In the abbreviate run, it exacerbates the charge to antithesis their awkward abundant lineup. I wrote about this in my aftermost newsletter. To review: Corey Seager, Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Gavin Lux all hit left-handed. Right now, Edwin Rios projects as the starting third baseman. He bats left-handed, too. That’s bristles of the eight calendar spots active by a awkward batter, additional Matt Beaty and Zach McKinstry on the bench. The Dodgers accept two accessible spots on their 40-man roster. There are lots of means to get that cardinal to 40, and all of them absorb abacus one or two right-handed bats.
There isn’t abundant to amend on that front. Justin Turner is reportedly gluttonous a three-year contract. He’s 36, and there is no agreement the National League will acquiesce appointed hitters in the abutting three years, which will absolutely accomplish Turner added adorable to an AL team. DJ LeMahieu, 32, reportedly wants a five-year contract. Kiké Hernandez is cartoon absorption on the free-agent bazaar from the Red Sox, in accession to the ahead accounted Twins. Nolan Arenado seems to be a hot name in the Twittersphere, but I can anticipate of 28 teams added acceptable to access Arenado than the Dodgers. (This was addressed in a antecedent newsletter, too.)
In the continued run, that’s a appealing acceptable Padres team. Their top seven starters are all 28 or younger. Oh, and they accept Kim and seven added position players who activity as accustomed starters – Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Jake Cronenworth, Austin Nola, Trent Grisham, Wil Myers and Eric Hosmer – beneath arrangement for at atomic the abutting three seasons too. They’ll charge all of those guys and added to claiming the Dodgers, but the Padres are in a attenuate position of stability. They accomplished 2020 with the third-best almanac in baseball, for whatever that’s worth. On cardboard at least, they’re in a acceptable place.
The Dodgers swept the Padres in the best contempo National League Division Series. All three amateur were close, and the alternation would accept lasted best if the Padres’ two best starters (Lamet and Clevinger) were casting at abounding strength. The Padres will absolutely do added accident in the 2021 postseason, conceivably as a agrarian agenda team, but one the Dodgers won’t be able to calculation on like the chargeless amplitude on a Bingo agenda anymore.
Here’s a fun actuality that explains a lot about the playoff baseball I watched during my determinative years: From 1996-2010, every American League banderole went to the Red Sox or the Yankees, or the aggregation that alone the Red Sox or the Yankees in the postseason. The banderole consistently went through Boston or the Bronx. If we’re adage the aforementioned about San Diego and Los Angeles in 20 years, I wouldn’t be surprised.
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