Be that as it may, the 2020 team lost to miami. Like i've never said the team was a legitimate threat to win a world series. I'm simply saying they aren't a great deal worse than the 2020 team. Hell you could argue if Bryant remains and if Bryant, Baez and Rizzo have season they are capiable of having they are as good as what you lose from darvish.
IDK i guess my view on this is like... whatever. Shoot to be a team that makes the playoffs and roll the dice. Best team doesn't always win the world series.
This team could be bad and only win 68 games or they could over achieve and win 88 games.
LA trading for Fowler is interesting. Their outfield will be Upton(FA after 2 years), Fowler(FA after next year) and Trout. They have Brandon Marsh who probably starts in AAA this year but could theoretically be ready by july. They also have Jo Adell. And finally they have Jordyn Adams who i'd guess starts in A+ but could move up to AA.
Point here being does trading for Fowler potentially make Adell available? Marsh could theoretically fill in for fowler next year and move over to RF when Upton is gone. Adams would likely push Trout to LF eventually. They also theoretically have Ohtani but DHing him probably makes the most sense.
Adell was horrid in his call up. He hit .161/.212/.266 and struck out 41.7% of the time. He was equally horrid in the field with a -16.7 UZR/150 and -3 DRS granted it was only ~300 innings. But you're still talking about a guy with massive power and someone who was a top 10 prospect.
I have no idea who they'd want for him. I wouldn't give up Contreras 1 for 1 for him. I doubt they want Bryant given they have Rendon. But he's an interesting piece if he is available.