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Dodgers defensive options with Freddie Freeman

Dodgers defensive options with Freddie Freeman

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Once Freddie Freeman agreed to a reported six-year, $162 million deal with the Dodgers late Wednesday night, the popular exercise from just about everyone was to draw up a projected starting lineup.

That’s something even Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has done, ever since hearing about the possibility of Freeman becoming a Dodger.

“On paper, it’s a great ballclub,” Roberts said. “The lineup is as good of a lineup as I have ever seen. You’ve still got to go out there and play baseball games. You’ve still got to catch the baseball. You’ve still got to pitch. That’s the great thing about our game. It’s 162 [games], but I can’t say enough about the team that we have.”

Because of the level of talent on the roster, when it comes to decisions, Roberts often likes to refer to them as a good problem to have. That would apply to the roster this season. But with Freeman now in the fold, the Dodgers do have some moving parts when it comes to…

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