Dodger Fans, tonight begins free agency for the 2010 offseason. After a disappointing 2010 season for the Dodgers there are some areas that could use some fresh faces. I believe if the team signs these four free agents, you can get back to the playoffs with ease.
1. Carl Crawford
The Dodgers and starting left fielder Scott Podsednik could not come to terms on a contract this offseason, so the team had to release him into the free agent market. This leaves a hole for the starting left field position. (The Dodgers resigned outfielder Jay Gibbons so for now, he is the starting left fielder. However the Dodgers want to improve with speed at the top of the lineup. They could also use some range in the outfield. For those simple reasons, the perfect choice for a new outfielder should be Carl Crawford.
Crawford, 28 has played with Tampa Bay since 2002. Since that time he has provided fans in Florida with a type of speed that hasn’t been seen in the American League since the great Rickey Henderson himself. Carl Crawford has stolen 40+ bases seven out of his nine years in the big leagues. He has led the league in triples four times and is a four time all star. His heroics in the 2009 AL All-Star game awarded him the all star game MVP. Crawford is a career .296 batter and could certainly provide speed and a great defense in left field for the Dodgers.