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Dodgers notes: Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Golden Globe Awards

Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman hit the red carpet, plus speculation about former Dodger Yasiel Puig and more potential offseason signings.

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81st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press Room Photo by Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

It’s officially next year, and oh, have we been waiting for it. The Dodgers have already made good on some promises, but there’s plenty more to come in 2024. After all, according to some sources, they’re just heating up when it comes to trades and signings. Here’s what you need to know to kick this week off.


The Dodgers had a big night at the Golden Globe Awards this weekend: Mookie Betts, who owns media company OMG, attended along with his business partners, while Freddie and Chelsea Freeman got dressed up for a date night at the awards show.

Dan Szymborski’s annual ZiPS projections are in, with somewhat surprising results. “If you look at the Dodgers depth chart, you see an awesome team, but a rather ordinary awesome team,” he writes at FanGraphs.

R.J. Anderson at CBS Sports had five big questions for the Dodgers, including whether some of L.A.’s overqualified minor leaguers—like Miguel Vargas—could find themselves traded away and what comes next for the team that seems to have it all.

When it comes to star power, the Dodgers are just getting started, write Levi Weaver and Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic. The duo recapped what the Dodgers have done so far and noted that the team could still use another starting pitcher. There’s also the question of where to put Chris Taylor now that the outfield seems stacked, so 2024’s roster is still a work in progress.

Former Dodger Yasiel Puig might be due for a second trip to the major leagues: the Tampa Bay Rays are interested in acquiring the outfielder, according to reporter Francys Romero. Puig is currently playing in the Dominical Winter League.