ADRIAN GONZALEZ, 31, first base
Final 2013 stats: .293 batting average, 22 home runs, 100 RBI, 32 doubles, 69 runs, and .342 on-base and .461 slugging percentages, while playing in 157 games.
Contract status: Under contract for another five years and $110 million.
Hit .303 both at home and against left-handers, and .323 with runners in scoring position. Great at making adjustments at the plate: hit .361 the third time in a game he faced the same pitcher. Hit .388 against the Diamondbacks.
The bad: Closest thing he came to slumping was when he hit .224 during a 22-game stretch in June. Although still an above average first baseman, he went backward defensively, his errors jumping from three in 2012 to 11 last season. Can be prickly in the clubhouse. Still tortoise-like on the bases.
What's next: More of the same, the Dodgers hope. He's entrenched at first for the next several years.
The take: The Dodgers received pretty much what they expected from
He had a four-year stretch with the
But you have to like a solid, consistent bat still capable of hitting some home runs that you can place in the middle of your lineup and feel confident about. And he seems to enjoy playing in Los Angeles.
He works hard, goes to the plate with a plan and makes adjustments. A true, professional hitter. If he can be difficult in the clubhouse, was great in the community. Gives the Dodgers a key face with Mexican Americans.