If you make a poll among fans, executives, managers, coaches, and players and ask them to name a model MLB organization, the answer would be the Los Angeles Dodgers at least nine out of ten times.
They are the perfect franchise: they focus on winning every year, and are not afraid of spending more money than the competition if they want a specific free agent.
They are not afraid of going over the luxury tax in an impactful trade.
However, they are also excellent at developing unheralded players and making them stars or real contributors.
They have a knack for identifying, nurturing, and developing talent.
And this is not with major league pieces: they do this with prospects, too.
The Dodgers have top notch scouting and talent evaluation staffs: they trade some of their best prospects every year to get major league-ready talent, but they find a way to draft well and identify future stars in the international market.
The Dodgers Have A Top Farm, Too
As a result, their farm system is also a top unit.
“Baseball America released their midseason farm rankings. The Dodgers came in at No. 2. Yes, the team with the best record in baseball that is on pace to win 113 games has the second best minor league system in baseball,” Dodgers insider Blake Harris tweeted.
Baseball America released their midseason farm rankings.
The Dodgers came in at No. 2.
Yes, the team with the best record in baseball that is on pace to win 113 games has the second best minor league system in baseball.
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) August 18, 2022
Yes, the Dodgers’ only title since the turn of the millennium has been the one they got in 2020, but they are by far the best organization in MLB regardless of the on-field results.
Everything they do has a reasoning behind it.
The future, in addition to present time, is bright in Los Angeles.