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Dodgers Fans Show Mixed Bag Of Emotions For Jason Heyward Signing

The Dodgers have found their outfielder. It’s not who many fans had hoped for as Aaron Judge made his way back to the Yankees and instead the Dodgers end up with former Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward.

The 33-year-old appeared in 48 games last season and finished with one home run and 10 RBI’s on a .204 batting average. Numbers that fans don’t want to see after giving up a struggling and much younger Cody Bellinger.

The contract provides some low-risk and potentially high reward, but to most fans, this may be a long shot. After all, there were plenty of options to pick from to replace Bellinger.

While some look at the presented skills with Heyward, others choose to keep an open mind. At the end of the day perhaps there is nothing truly wrong with signing a guy who brings virtually zero risk.

With many players left in the market, it also brings fans to wonder what exactly Andrew Friedman has up his sleeve. The Dodgers have lost many key pieces from their 111 win season and continue to seemingly miss out on free agency bids.

The off-season is far from being done, but fans have a reason to not feel so confident with the lack of moves. Friedman has been public about wanting to spend less this season and perhaps this can be a huge move for the 2024 season.

However, there is still a whole year of ball left to play. Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman only continue to get older so in order to maximize the years they have left something needs to be done.

It hasn’t looked pretty, but it’s hard to believe Friedman and the front office are done.

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  1. Not really sure how replacing a guy that struggles at plate with another guy that struggles at the plate helps your cause at all in CF just saying!

    1. They didn’t sign Heyward to replace Bellinger, good grief. They gave him a minor league contract, which means he’ll have to show up at spring training as a long shot, and impress the team he has something to offer as a bench piece.

  2. If this guy is the answer then Friedman is asking the wrong question. What does he bring except a propensity to strike out? We had Gallo and Bellinger handling that job.

  3. Another “scrap heap” guy that the whole League knows is washed up except us…

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