The former top prospect for the Dodgers, Alex Verdugo hasn’t had many opportunities to take over a starting role for the Dodgers. This season with the departures of Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig (via trade) he has received more playing time and has flourished in his new role.
After missing the playoffs last season and losing star players like Paul Goldschmidt ( via trade), A.J. Pollock ( via F.A.), and Patrick Corbin (via F.A.), expectations weren’t high for the Arizona Diamondbacks coming into the 2019 season. The Diamondbacks needed to come out strong in the opening month and they did just that.
The Los Angeles Angels had a disappointing season in 2018. They finished under .500 and they weren’t really in contention in 2018. They made big acquisitions last offseason acquiring OF/SP Shohei Ohtani via FA, SS Zack Cozart via FA, and Justin Upton via Trade. The Angels dealt with major injuries in their pitching staff throughout the 2018 season and ultimately it led to their fall in 2018.
It has been said that Bryce Harper’s contract demands were around $300 Million for 10 years. Some might say his contract demands are “ludicrous,” well YOU ARE WRONG. As the Harper free agency saga continues let’s take a look why he’s worth his contact demands.
According to reports from The Athletic the Dodgers and A.J. Pollock have come to an agreement on a 5yr $60 million deal. Pollock can opt out after three years if he reaches a certain number of Plate appearances. The 5th yr option is for $10 million with a 5$ million buyout.