Nolan Arenado is the best third baseman in the National League | Christian Petersen / .
After the celebration of winning the World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers appear to be very active in their search for pieces to armor themselves in trying to reissue their crown in the 2021 MLB season.
It sounds insistent that the Californian team is pursuing a change for Nolan Arenado. If they succeed, they would become the best team in MLB history for these reasons:
Arenado is the best defensive third baseman in the Nacional | Dustin Bradford / .
Defense is one of the Dodgers’ greatest strengths, but adding Arenado in the anteroom would take this strength to another level. We are talking about the best defensive third baseman in the MLB, with eight consecutive Golden Gloves.
His offensive contribution is lost from sight | Dustin Bradford / .
The Dodgers want to add a power and right hitter to the middle of their lineup. Arenado is one of only three players to hit more than 200 home runs in the past six seasons. His OPS dropped in 2020, but with Arenado in the lineup the Dodgers would be a nightmare for rival pitching.
Roberts’ team would be more versatile with Arenado | Christian Petersen / .
Dave Roberts likes to move his pieces and has enough depth on the roster for that. Adding Arenado would give him someone totally trustworthy in all aspects of the game, which would add more depth and talent to his lineup.
Arenado can give the Dodgers extra motivation | Matthew Stockman / .
We would surely see Arenado taking over the leadership of the Dodgers, a team in which he can fulfill his desire to shine in the postseason and be champion. Above all it would motivate him to do it with the team that followed in his childhood. That vibe would rub off on the rest of the group, just as it happened with the arrival of Mookie Betts in 2020.
Mookie Betts Shone In His First Season With The Dodgers | Tom Pennington / .
Defensively the Dodgers would be a notch above any other team, and not batting. Arenado has a career offensive line of .293 / .349 / .541 with 235 home runs and 760 RBIs and Betts is .301 / .373 / .522 with 155 home runs and 509 RBIs.