The Los Angeles Dodgers that we’ve come to know and love for the past decade are long gone.
Sadly, that’s the business of sports. We would love to keep everyone till the end of their careers, but that’s not how the MLB works.
However, it does hurt when long-time Dodgers and players who have helped propel the Dodgers to the juggernaut they are no longer a part of the team.
We become so attached to these players, and it’s tough to see them go. It’s even more challenging when a bunch of those players leaves in a span of three off-seasons. Well, that’s the case with the Dodgers, as they have a handful who have left Chavez Ravine to find themselves new homes.
Our Twitter account quote-tweeted a picture of where some of our favorite Dodgers are sporting their new team’s threads.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) December 23, 2022
Yeah, I know; that’s not an easy picture to look at.
Dodger fans let us know how they really felt about the turnover from L.A.
— Beto (@TheOne40529911) December 24, 2022
Wow…Hard to believe, but that’s baseball today. Still, these guys are definitely all-time Dodgers due to their past achievements with the organization.
— Terry Davis (@tdsong63) December 23, 2022
— Louis (@DutchBro21) December 23, 2022
There isn't any crying in baseball, but . . . pic.twitter.com/lQ0hGHx8U9
— Zuzu's Mom ?? (@LizzieluGreen) December 23, 2022
As a kid yes you do wish your favorite players would retire for your favorite team but you have to remember it's a business.
— 19nacho73 (@nachotalks) December 24, 2022
Matt Kemp, a Dodger All-Star and NL MVP candidate, was spectacular to watch in Dodger blue. Everyone was devastated when L.A. traded him to San Diego in 2014.
Joc Pederson was full of life and energy for the Boys in Blue. He was the spark plug and came in clutch when needed. Pederson left L.A. in the winter of 2020 for the Chicago Cubs. Corey Seager left for the Texas Rangers in the 2021 off-season. Seager was the main reason for the Dodgers’ 2020 World Series win and earned NLCS MVP and World Series MVP honors.
Kenley Jansen. A ton of mixed emotions for Jansen, but the numbers don’t lie. He is the all-time saves leader in Dodgers history with 350 saves. He’s come up big in many moments and is one of the greatest Dodgers in team history.
Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner, two of the best Dodgers in recent memory, will no longer don the Dodger blue. L.A. made them both free agents and ultimately did what was best for themselves.
Belli accomplished so much in six seasons with L.A., and J.T. revitalized his career with the Dodgers. Cody is now a Cub, and J.T. will be in Beantown. Both will be missed, and we wish everyone the best in their new homes.
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