3) NY Mets have a threat in the Los Angeles Dodgers to sign Brandon Nimmo
What’s in the water Cody Bellinger is drinking? A free agent after the 2023 season, the former National League MVP struggled through this most recent season yet again. It’s becoming a trend. This homage to Joey Gallo needs to stop.
If the Astros are a threat to sign Nimmo away from the Mets, consider the Los Angeles Dodgers a team that will be on the phone with him the first day he hits free agency. Nimmo might not be the greatest need for their roster. Considering they could lose Trea Turner and Bellinger could always get dumped elsewhere, we can already see more room clearing out for the starting center fielder on the 2022 Mets.
Nimmo’s ability to get on base would make him a nice fit for the Dodgers. For as dangerous as their offense is, they had to see many of their more well-known hitters struggle this past season. Bellinger was joined by Chris Taylor and Max Muncy as players who batted .221 or lower. They could actually use a player like Nimmo at the top of their order—especially if Turner departs.
The Dodgers are always a scary team in free agency and trades, too. Failure to win the 2022 World Series will only make them a bigger danger to steal Nimmo away from the Mets and maybe even a few others.