2. Sign D.J. LeMahieu
The Dodgers’ interest in premier players is always there. This time, however, they have a legitimate interest in the best hitter on the entire market. The current free agent has been nothing but dazzling for the New York Yankees since signing in 2019, finishing in fourth and third in the AL MVP race in his only two seasons in the Bronx. As he prepares to enter his age 32 season, his unique ability to hit for average in a league that is escaping that mindset has him prepped to be a welcome addition to any team.
In the last two seasons, he has hit 36 home runs in 195 games — impressive considering his past did not see him as much of a power hitter. Add in the .327 average in 2019 and league-best .364 batting average and you have a prolific baseball player who would only join the Dodgers and fill in their weakest position of second base, or even third.
Right now, the race for LeMahieu seems to be between the Dodgers and the Yankees. If the Dodgers want to remain ahead of the Padres as the clear-cut favorite, then LeMahieu is seemingly the perfect addition that will bolster their lineup to be the league’s most dominant.
He would be an ideal replacement in an infield that could very well lose their long-time third baseman, Justin Turner.