The Los Angeles Dodgers did not noticeably improve their strength last offseason.
The largest free agent contract was living legend Clayton Kershaw (35) for one year and $20 million. He invested a total of $53.3 million in seven players, including starting, bullpen, designated hitter, and left-handed hitter.메이저놀이터
Second place is starter Noah Syndergaard (30) with $13 million. The Syndergaard contract is a failure. Syndergaard, whose pitch fell, became a neighborhood drummer. With an ERA of 7.16, he was placed on the injured list after allowing 6 runs against the Cincinnati Reds on the 8th. It is questionable whether he will be able to finish the season in a Dodgers uniform this season.
The designated hitter who signed a one-year contract worth 10 million dollars (12.9 billion won) is JD Martinez (35). Martinez, who played for the Boston Red Sox in the Eastern Division of the American League for the past five years, became a free agent and signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers. His agent is Scott Boras.
Martinez had been placed on the disabled list with a back injury since the April 24 game against the Chicago Cubs. By this time, he had been mediocre with a batting average of 0.250, 4 homers and 15 RBI. However, since returning from his injury, he has been showing off his power batting skills. Compared to the hugely paid San Diego Padres hitters, the annual salary of 10 million dollars has already been exhausted.
The Dodgers lost 4-5 the previous day as Keylor Ferguson of the bullpen allowed a walk-off home run to Philadelphia Phillies homerun hitter Kyle Schwaber. In 4 games, including against the Cincinnati Reds, they lost 3 times. There are many places where power is so weak that it cannot be compared to that of recent years. In particular, Ferguson allowed two finishes in this period.
On the 11th, the Dodgers beat the Phillies 9-0 to make up for the loss of the previous day. Martinez hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning. 47 RBIs in season 16. The RBI is the team’s lead. The Dodgers’ most home runs are Max Muncy with 18. Muncy has 18 in 59 games and Martinez has 16 in 49 games. It is the best in terms of value for money.
Last season in Boston, he had a batting average of 0.274, 16 home runs-62 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.790 in 139 games. The Dodgers, with a record of 37 wins and 28 losses, lost four straight games against the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds, losing the leading position in the NL West to the Arizona Diamondbacks (39 wins and 25 losses). This is the result of the collapse of the starting pitcher and bullpen. This year’s slugging percentage is 0.632, following New York Yankees Aaron Judge’s 0.674.
JD Martinez signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for an offseason salary of 10 million dollars (12.8 billion won). AFP Yonhap News
The offense is powerful, including top hitters Mookie Betts (17) – Freddie Freeman (12) – Will Smith (9) – Max Muncy (18) – JD Martinez (16). Chris Taylor, with a batting average of 0.207, is also hitting 10.
Right now, the bullpen can’t stop it in a close game. Since there is no clear closer, it is a collective finishing system. In the one-point matchup, 6 wins and 8 losses have not exceeded 50%.
Martinez’s current pace is that of a National League designated hitter and All-Star. The Dodgers are a lucky team.