The Los Angeles Dodgers are so enriched with talent that some players do not get the roles and opportunities that they deserve to get and would get elsewhere.
Say what you will about the Los Angeles Dodgers current front office regime, the team has built a very deep roster that is set to contend for the World Series for years to come. I understand the “they only want to win division titles” narrative because of the inactivity this winter, but quite frankly, this team is still the most talented in the National League.
Could it get better? Absolutely. But the Dodgers, from the best player on the 25-man roster to the worst player, are great. The Dodgers’ worst players, the ones that do not start regularly and are reserved for minor bullpen roles, would all have much bigger roles on most MLB teams.
It is a double-edged sword in a sense because Dave Roberts and the team has to figure out how to use each of these players to keep them engaged while also allowing the team to keep other players fresh. There is naturally going to be someone left out every single night.
Dave Roberts even said that he thinks that the Dodgers need to shuffle the deck on the roster, specifically mentioning giving guys other opportunities that would be better for them (h/t Dodger Blue).
There absolutely are several players on the Dodgers that would benefit from opportunities outside of the organization. This does not mean that we personally want to see these players traded, we are only recognizing what could be elsewhere.