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Dodgers projected lineup: How Freddie Freeman will slot into MLB’s most potent offense

Dodgers projected lineup: How Freddie Freeman will slot into MLB's most potent offense

On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly signed first baseman Freddie Freeman to a six-year deal worth $162 million. Freeman’s decision to join L.A. comes just days after his old team, the Atlanta Braves, acquired Matt Olson (from the Oakland Athletics) and signed him to an eight-year extension. As the old saying goes, one team’s gain can beget another team’s gain.

You might be wondering, just what is the Dodgers lineup going to look like now — and how good might it be? 

We’ll address the first question in a minute, but it’s important to note the Dodgers already had an excellent offense. Last season, they ranked fourth in the majors in runs scored and seventh in FanGraphs’ wRC+, a catch-all metric that adjusts for ballpark, among other pesky variables. Freeman is a sizable addition, though it’s worth noting that his overall offensive output last season (at least as judged by the aforementioned…

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