Dodgers Will Literally Be Unstoppable With Universal DH Rule Taking Effect in 2020

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Dodgers might have to deal with a new, unexpected wrinkle for the 2020 season, as the owners' proposal for the shortened season involves the institution of the DH in both the AL and NL.

While this might be unusual for an NL team to get used to, the Dodgers would be thrilled that they can replace the pitcher's spot with one of their many talented bench players that no longer have a starting role guaranteed.

The emergence of Gavin Lux in the infield and the trade for Mookie Betts in the outfield originally left players like AJ Pollock, Chris Taylor, and Kike Hernandez without a guaranteed starting role.

With a DH, LA would have the perfect solution for their embarrassment of riches. They could rotate those three in and out of the DH spot, giving a Dodgers team that was designed to bludgeon opponents into submission on the back of a deep lineup from the top down a little extra juice.

Unstoppable in every sense of the word.

Pollock, Taylor, and the rest of the Dodgers players who would normally be relegated to a bench role under the no-DH rule would get the chance to assume a starting role. That makes an already loaded Dodgers team even more scary as they look to get to the World Series for the third time in four years in the senior circuit.