Freddie Freeman is a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. It feels strange just to be typing it at this point. But Andrew Friedman pulled another rabbit out of his magic hat and persuaded the slugging first baseman to come out west.
Freeman’s bat will slot right into a lineup that already features some of the biggest weapons in baseball, Just thinking about him batting between guys like Trea Turner and Justin Turner feels unfair.
With that, let’s take a look at a possible lineup the Dodgers could go with this season.
- Mookie Betts – RF
- Trea Turner – SS
- Freddie Freeman – 1B
- Justin Turner – 3B
- Max Muncy – DH
- Will Smith – C
- Chris Taylor – 2B
- Cody Bellinger – CF
- AJ Pollock – LF
The Dodgers will likely go with Max Muncy more often than not to start the season. As he continues to recover from an elbow injury sustained last season, keeping him off of the field might be their best bet. Justin Turner will also see reps at the DH spot this year, and Muncy or Taylor could take over at the hot corner. That would get JT some time off of his feet.
That lineup alone is insane. Not to mention they have a young stud like Gavin Lux waiting in the wings and getting at-bats off of the bench. Add in guys like Hanser Alberto, Matt Beaty, Edwin Rios, and Zack McKinstry, and you have one heck of a roster.
What lineup would YOU throw out there on Opening Day, assuming they face a right-handed starter? Drop into the comments and let us know!