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October 5, 2011

Dodgers Need to Reevaluate Offense in 2012

by @ 4:13 pm. Filed under 2011 Dodgers

Offense was a problem at times for the Dodgers.  Take away Matt Kemp, who’s probably going to win the MVP this year and things thin out pretty quick.  Still, the Dodgers offense had some strong points and since we already mentioned Kemp.  Let’s talk about him.  He came a home run short of 40/40 and for a while it looked like he might win the triple crown.  He also set personal bests in just about everything and he did it all with pretty good defense.

After that, you had James Loney and Andre Ethier.  Ethier only played in 135 games but he struck out 103 times.  Still, his .789 OPS was second best to Kemp.  Loney was right behind and he had a little better strikeout to walk ratio and he belted 12 home runs with 30 doubles.

Juan Uribe was a disappointment.  I’m not sure what happened to his power but his slugging percentage in 2011 was .293.  Tony Gwynn also had a tough time and he hit just two home runs in 312 at bats.

So the Dodgers have some holes they need to address.  Of course first the Dodgers have to address their ownership issues before they’re probably able to make some big moves out on the field.

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