Dodgers: Teoscar Hernandez signed on one year deal

The Dodgers continue to dominate the offseason as they’ve added Teoscar Hernandez to an offseason haul that includes Shohei Ohtani, Tyler Glasnow, and Yoshinobu Yamamoto. The veteran outfielder signed with the Dodgers on a one year 23.5-million-dollar deal. Like the Dodgers did with the Shohei Ohtani deal they deferred some of Hernandez’s salary which is odd for a one-year contract.

The move is a great move career wise for Teoscar Hernandez and will help him down the line. Hernandez bets on himself taking a one-year contract, but this deal helps him way more than a three-year deal would have long term. Hernandez is coming off of a season where he hit .258/.305/.741 with 26 home runs and 93 runs batted in. He’ll joined a loaded Dodgers lineup where he’ll hit behind star hitters in Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Shohei Ohtani, and Will Smith giving him an opportunity to reach career highs in RBI’s and other key stats.

For the Dodgers they continue to dominate the offseason making every splash signing and trade imaginable. The Dodgers biggest need currently is shortstop and pitching depth. The Dodgers could fix both trading for Corbin Burnes and Willy Adames from the rebuilding Brewers but, that’s unlikely. The interesting name at shortstop is Tim Anderson, who’s coming off of a career worst season across the board. Anderson would provide the Dodgers with another high upside bat while also not breaking the bank.

Dodgers: World Series or bust in 2024?

Coming off of a disappointing loss in the National League Division Series nothing should be acceptable except for a World Series for the Dodgers. That’s crazy to say but, in an offseason where you’ve brought in Shohei Ohtani, Yoshi Yamamoto, Tyler Glasnow, Teoscar Hernandez, Manuel Margot, and more player to come the expectations have to be that high. While Ohtani, Glasnow, and Yamamoto are all inked long term it feels like this season has to result in a banner after all that went into it.