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Dodgers Fans Voice Approval For Team in Latest Poll

Dodgers fans shared their opinions this week on Twitter/X, discussing topics ranging from the team’s front office to Dave Roberts’ lineup choices. Fans expressed overall contentment with the team, but various concerns still linger as the Dodgers prepare for the postseason. 

It’s pretty well-known now that the Dodgers splurged in the offseason. Acquiring Japanese stars Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, along with Tyler Glasnow and Teoscar Hernández has fans praising the overall work of the Dodgers’ front office. 

But, as the postseason looms, some fans are concerned about the absence of big-time moves made during the regular season. The lack of overall depth has fans feeling unprepared to face competitive postseason teams. 

Not everyone agrees that the Dodgers lack depth. So much so, that although the work of Dave Roberts received a majority of positive ratings in this week’s polls, some fans argue that he relies solely on talent.  

One fan said Roberts would be a .500 manager at best on an average or below-average team. 

Even though injuries are common in sports, they still cause a ruckus in a team’s lineup. For the Dodgers, the injuries of All-Stars Mookie Betts and Max Muncy, have fans feeling apprehensive about the future of the position players.

The same goes for both the Dodgers bullpen and starting rotation. 

The Los Angeles relievers rank second across the Majors for combined ERA (3.25), fifth in win percentage (.622), and sixth in strikeouts (703). But, injuries have flooded the bullpen. Brusdar Graterol, Ryan Brasier, Joe Kelly, and Michael Grove are lingering on the IL.  

The Dodgers’ starting rotation has gained approval from fans. 

Echoing a theme: starting pitchers Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Dustin May, Emmett Sheehan, and Tony Gonsolin are all on the IL right now, depleting the team’s depth. 

Additionally, fans said that the uncertainty stemming from several injuries has made the starting rotation inconsistent. One fan commented the starting rotation is so inconsistent that they did not vote because they were unsure who the vote was based on. 

The Dodgers can take advantage of the month remaining before the July 30 trade deadline to fill the holes left by injuries. White Sox starting pitcher Garrett Crochet and outfielder Luis Robert Jr. have been reported as trade targets for Los Angeles. In addition, Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette and Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena have been linked to the Dodgers — if only via fan sentiment if not actual trade conversations. 

The week’s final poll showed a tight race between Bichette, Crochet, and Arozarena as the fans’ preferred trade target. 

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Sam Garcia

Samantha is a third-year transfer student at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Professional Writing.


  1. Third base is a hole. Even when MMuncy gets back, he’s a boom or bust guy, mostly bust with bad K’s. Love the guy, actually, but he’s not what the Dodgers need to kick start the Dodgers anemic offense. Will Smith was scorching hot for 30 days, but for the last two months, literally nothing. The Dodgers don’t need that. FO should be looking for guys who make contact, hit the ball hard, hungry guys who bring energy to the field of play. Biggest concern this year is with the exception of Ohtani, Frinkman and Teo, the rest of the batting order seems like their just waiting for these guys to do something spectacular. To their credit, the big three have often did their thing enough to put our guys in first place. In the long term, the need is blue collar energy. We get bounced in the first round of the playoffs again this year if we don’t find some energy. If we pitch good enough though, which I think we can, we might be able to overcome the lethargy.

    1. The dodgers biggest problem this year ( excluding injuries) is their inability to score with runners in scoring position. Night after night this seems to be an ongoing issue. If this continues into the playoffs, we are in trouble.

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