Entering the offseason, the Dodgers number one focus is on improving the team, so that they can be the squad to win the final game of the season next year. LA has been deadset on winning another World Series, and the hope is that this offseason they can put together a roster to do just that.
After another postseason collapse, the team knows that this is a crucial offseason for them. They are expected to be aggressive in upgrading the team in a way they feel can truly compete.
Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman recently interviewed with our very own Doug McKain, and he believes that the Dodgers are in a great position to have a championship parade in the near future. You can see the entire segment here!
“I think [the postseason is] something we never take for granted — I think it’s important for us not to. It’s hard to get in, obviously, it’s easier now with the expanded playoffs, but it’s not easy to get there. It’s never going to be something that we’re flippant about, which I think helps us maintain our edge. And look, even just having the success that we’ve had over the last 9, 10, 11 years, regardless of how exactly you define that, I think we are incredibly well positioned for the next five to ten and we’re gonna do everything we can to bring a championship to LA and have the parade… I can’t imagine how special that will be with the passion that our fans have for this team to be able to celebrate it in that way is something that really really motivates us.”Per Andrew Friedman via The DodgersNation YouTube Channel
Friedman has done a great job leading this Dodgers club over the years, and he remains one of the best in the business. But that does mean that results are expected, and the Dodgers have only won the World Series during the shortened 2020 season.
The Dodgers know that the fans have become frustrated with the outcomes almost every October, and the team themselves have to be frustrated as well. They obviously care and want to put the best team forward as possible.
The team feels like they are ready to finally go all-in this offseason after being embarrassed by two division rivals in the last two playoffs, and Friedman will be the one heading that up. Starting pitching will be the biggest priority, along with their pursuit of free-agent two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani.
It’s nice to know that the organization doesn’t take winning for granted because it is hard to do what they have done. But this offseason will tell us a lot about how the front office views winning, and fans are expecting big things from them this winter.
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