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

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Yu Darvish (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
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7. 3B Mike Moustakas

Mike Moustakas kick-starts a trio of Kansas City Royals that are entering the free agent class this offseason and is undoubtedly the least polarizing of the bunch. Still, Moustakas has slid under the radar as one of the best third basemen in the league and even won the MLB All-Star Game Final Vote alongside Dodgers’ third baseman Justin Turner.

Last season, Moustakas bounced back with a .272 batting average while slugging a career-high 38 home runs and 85 RBIs. At 29 years old, although he is the least polarizing, Moustakas is a great option for any team to pursue this offseason.

Moustakas was born in Los Angeles after all and the seeds may be in place for a reunion with his hometown team. With Spotrac estimating his salary to be $16.6 million, Moustakas could be a huge steal for the Los Angeles Dodgers with a hometown discount.

Although that all sounds nice, like with Todd Frazier, there simply is nowhere to pus Moustakas. Justin Turner has found a permanent home at third, with a move back to second out of question. With Moustakas showing no flexibility to play in any other position, this signing would only create more lineup chaos than good.

As cool as it would be to see Moustakas hitting bombs into the seats of his hometown stadium, it simply is not a fit for the Dodgers.

Verdict: Pass