Dodgers: Pass or pursue on the 10 biggest free agents this offseason

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8. 3B Todd Frazier

Todd Frazier famously won the 2015 Home Run Derby in front of his hometown fans at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati; defeating then Dodger rookie Joc Pederson in the process. Ironically, Frazier was traded to the White Sox just five months later in a three-team deal that netted the Dodgers Trayce Thompson.

Frazier’s time as a Red seems so long gone as his tenure with the White Sox was short lived. Frazier played a season and a half with the White Sox before being traded to the New York Yankees in July of 2017. The Baby Bombers looked prime for a deep playoff run and they needed the experience of someone like Frazier.

Whether or not the Yankees will resign Frazier is up in the air, as he does not really fit the young narrative at play. However, Frazier does have plenty of options to belt home runs out of next season. Although he only hit 27 last year, his ceiling is as high as 40.

However, Frazier is not a fit with the Dodgers for many reasons. Although his right-handed bat would be nice, the Dodgers already have their guy at third base in Justin Turner. Even if the team did want to get cute and move some guys around on the field, Frazier did only bat .213 last year. That is the last thing the Los Angeles Dodgers should want to add.

Frazier can take his estimated $14.7 million annual salary and go elsewhere with it.

Verdict: Pass