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.
An old, oft-injured guy that hits .200. I get he's virtually free, but I would've rather kept Belli instead of this reclamation project.
— Rusty Shackelford (@RustyS4572) December 8, 2022
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.
there is no such thing as a bad minor league contract. There's no risk.
— Brian Deason (@Deasondodger) December 8, 2022
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.
Friedman so far pic.twitter.com/VBu5SK8U3s
— depressed dodger fan (@DodgerRams50) December 8, 2022
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.
It hasn’t looked pretty, but it’s hard to believe Friedman and the front office are done.
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