The 2022 Dodgers we all knew and fell in love with are now long gone. That might be an over-exaggeration, but they’ve lost many core players that helped catapult them into the best regular season team of last season.
Tyler Anderson is an Angel, Cody Bellinger is a Cub, Trea Turner is a Phillie, and Tommy Kahnle is a Yankee again.
Your 2023 Dodgers already look different, and we’re not even halfway through the offseason. A lot can happen from now till the start of the regular season and beyond, but as of now, here is what a projected lineup could look like at the start of Opening Day, according to L.A. Times assistant sports editor Houston Mitchell.
CF-Trayce Thompson/James Outman
Plus a rotation of Julio Urías, Kershaw, Tony Gonsolin, Dustin May and Ryan Pepiot. No official closer in the bullpen (probably Daniel Hudson or Evan Phillips). No Blake Treinen.
We’re familiar with the names in the lineup, but this time they will play an everyday/vital role for the Dodgers if things standpat. L.A. doesn’t seem to be eager to sign one of the remaining big-name free agents; however, they can always pull off a trade deemed necessary.
Losing the youngest of their three-headed monsters in Trea Turner is a huge loss for the Boys in Blue, as he is an excellent player and only missed two games due to rest.
If Gonsolin could replicate his 2022 season in some form and have May live up to his potential, then the Dodgers rotation could be the best in baseball once again.
We know that the Dodgers and Andrew Friedman always do their best to improve the Dodgers. If they feel the youth movement is the best option for 2023, then so be it.
What do you think of the projected 2023 lineup, Dodger fans?
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