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)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Yu Darvish (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images) /
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3. 1B Eric Hosmer

Eric Hosmer is the third Kansas City Royal on this list, thus signaling an end of an era in Kansas City. The trio of Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer did some beautiful things in Kansas City, bringing home two AL Pennants and the coveted World Series trophy. Now, the Dodgers are looking to replicate the results the 2014-2015 Royals had.

Thus far, the Royals’ free agents are one for two in pass or pursue for the Dodgers. Quite frankly, the estimated $16.4 million annual salary for Hosmer seems to be a steal and could lure the Dodgers in simply based on market value.

However, like we saw earlier with Carlos Santana, the Los Angeles Dodgers do not need another first baseman. Second-year slugger Cody Bellinger has that spot locked down and veteran Adrian Gonzalez is ready for some second-team reps. Adding Hosmer would simply be a waste of space and only create a log jam.

Sure, the team could move Bellinger into the hole in left field, but it is hard to see the Dodgers rearranging their entire team for a left-handed bat. The Dodgers are better off pursuing a right-handed bat this offseason, thus, Hosmer does not exactly fit what the team needs.

Although it would be possible to squeeze Hosmer into this Dodgers lineup, it is not a risk or an adjustment the Dodgers need to make.

Verdict: Pass