After recent years of laying low on the free agent market, this is finally the year the Dodgers are poised to make a splash. They’ve been linked to some of the top free agents available such as Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasberg, and Gerrit Cole. If that doesn’t work out, they can still trade for guys like Mookie Betts or Francisco Lindor. This off-season should be different than years past.
The only thing is, that’s what people have been saying for the past few off-seasons now. Bill Plunkett, in his latest column for the OC Register, reminds us that we’ve seen the exact scenario play out for the last three years now.
Winter Meetings preview: The #Dodgers star in offseason speculation every winter. With the payroll under control and a strong farm system, maybe this is the year they make it come truehttps://t.co/XwGiAPCZWW
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) December 7, 2019
Plunkett reminds Dodger fans of last year when the Dodgers were locks to either sign Bryce Harper or trade for JT Realmuto and Corey Kluber.
The same thing happened in 2017 when the Dodgers were in the running for Shohei Ohtani and linked to trades for Giancarlo Stanton or Christian Yelich.