If we’re going to be so publicly critical of Andrew Friedman when he makes mistakes, (and he’s made many) then we should be just as publicly positive when he does something well. I think the A.J. Pollock signing was a good acquisition. Surely I would have rather had Bryce Harper, but come on, we all should know and have known long before that the odds of the Dodgers signing Harper were about the same as me winning the lottery. That’s not happening folks.
But Pollock is a good player and seems like a nice guy. He’s a good dude that is legitimately excited to be playing for the Dodgers in Los Angeles. He’s a family man and said a lot of cool things that made me ring the bell in my head. Often times the bell in my head goes off for other reasons. What can I say, I’m an odd duck. Anyways, I was listening to Pollock on the Petros and Money show and he was talking about what position he prefers to play.
He provided the right answers. While he said he feels more comfortable in center field, he’s a team player and will play wherever they ask him too. Good. He also talks about his injury problems, his time with the Dbacks, and the history of the rivalry between the Dodgers and Arizona and what it’s like to now be playing on the other side.
Pollock is a good player. And listening to him give all the right answers makes me even more excited to watch him play this season. Check out the interview by clicking the link below. Please temper your opinions and expectations until you see him play. Give the guy a chance before you rip into him. He’s a productive player and I’m all for bringing productive players onto the Dodgers roster.