The Los Angeles Dodgers is truly a top MLB franchise.
They had the opportunity to bring outfielder Mookie Bates through a trade a few years ago and they took advantage of it.
And this offseason, they had the opportunity to sign first baseman Freddie Freeman to a long-term contract; And they didn’t have to let it pass.
As a result, they are one of the most competitive teams in the major leagues, with a 20-10 record until Friday afternoon and enough firepower to fight anyone in a short season series or long season.
Where other teams think long and hard before making huge promises of wealth (whether they be players or money), Dodgers usually do not hesitate if they think that investing (one player) will dramatically increase their chances of winning the World Series.
The Dodgers Game-Changing Talent
Bates and Freeman qualify as game changers, and reporter Alden Gonzalez must think so.
“Freddie Freeman is having the same effect on me now as Mookie Bates did two years ago – I knew they were good, but you have to see them regularly to fully appreciate it,” he tweeted.
Freddie Freeman is having the same effect on me now as Mookie Bates did two years ago – I knew they were good, but you need to see them regularly to fully appreciate it.
– Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) May 13, 2022
As Gonzalez puts it, it’s better to appreciate their generosity: the way they do, the way they train, the way they manage themselves and, of course, the way they change the game through their game.
They have different ways of influencing a ballgame: Bates Hall is a universal producer who hits, runs, fields and throws like a star.
Freeman, on the other hand, is a master of the strike zone and a powerful left-hitting slugger.
The former Atlanta Braves are currently hitting .310 with 20 runs, three homers, 13 RBIs, and a .890 OPS with his new team.
Should be on the path to more power, but there is no question that he has been upgraded for the Dodgers offense.