Dodgers Rumors: Five Free Agents the Dodgers Should Target This Offseason

Although the Los Angeles Dodgers won 111 games last season, their roster will be drastically different heading into 2023.
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Dodgers Rumors: Five Free Agents the Dodgers Should Target This Offseason

Although the Los Angeles Dodgers won 111 games last season, their roster will be drastically different heading into 2023.

The Dodgers have already lost out on Trea Turner and Tyler Anderson. And while Los Angeles will retain Clayton Kershaw, many more players are likely to be in a different uniform in 2023, including Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner, Joey Gallo, and Andrew Heaney.

However, we know that the Dodgers are going to spend big. They might not give anyone 11 years, and $300 million like the Phillies gave Trea Turner, but they'll improve their roster before 2023.

Here are five targets that the Dodgers should consider heading into the Winter Meetings.

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Five Free Agents Dodgers Should Consider for 2023

1. Aaron Judge, OF

It's not very likely, but the Dodgers have the money to splurge on the AL MVP. They sure as heck don't want the San Francisco Giants stealing Judge away from the Yankees.

Judge hit 62 home runs for the Yankees last year while hitting .311 with 131 RBIs. His stats would stand out even more if he were on the Dodgers, who certainly have a better lineup than the Yankees. Again, this is a pipe dream. But Judge would fit perfectly on the Dodgers and make them legitimate contenders again heading into 2023.

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2. Xander Bogaerts, SS

Without Trea Turner and probably Justin Turner, the Dodgers could look into signing Bogaerts while also trading for Rafael Devers. Bogaerts played with Mookie Betts in Boston. They're good friends.

Last year, he hit .307 with 15 home runs and 73 RBIs. He wasn't incredible, but if he's in this Dodgers lineup along with Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, he'll produce at a high level.

The right-hander has consistently hit around .300 yearly and had his highest WAR recorded last season with a bad Red Sox team.

3. Mitch Haniger, OF

Haniger played 57 games this year and had an average of .246. But if we forget about his injury-riddled 2022 and take a look at his 2021 campaign, he'd be worth every penny.

Haniger smacked 39 home runs and had 100 RBIs in 157 games for Seattle. He helped the Mariners become relevant in that season with a 2.9 WAR. In 2018, Haniger also hit 26 bombs with 93 RBIs.

The key is keeping Haniger healthy. When he's healthy, Haniger gets into a rhythm and has a ton of success. He would fit perfectly in the Dodgers' lineup.

4. Chris Bassitt, SP

The Dodgers usually have depth at the starter position. But with Heaney likely gone and Anderson out of the rotation, the Dodgers could send the bag to Chris Bassitt.

With the Mets, Bassitt went 15-9 with a 3.42 ERA. He's able to pitch under pressure in a big city. That never phased him. He would be a solid fit for the Dodgers if they're willing to give him a four-year deal.

Bassitt is coming off 30 games in 2022. That was the most he's pitched in a season. He's also had a 3.2 or better WAR over the last two seasons. There's consistency there with Bassitt.

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5. Brandon Nimmo, OF

The Dodgers have been all about power recently. But what if they added Brandon Nimmo? He's an on-base machine and would be perfect when Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman hit behind him.

Franciso Lindor and Pete Alonso had a ton of RBIs last year because Nimmo was usually on base to score when they were hitting. He hit .274 and had an OBP of .367 while also shooting off his glove.

Nimmo might be an overpay wherever he goes, but the Dodgers would be able to get the most production out of Nimmo if they added him.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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