I got into a bit of a back and forth with someone on Twitter yesterday about how while yes, the Dodgers are absolutely upgrading their DH spot for 2024, it's not the massive upgrade that everyone is making it out to be. At least for 2024, while he's not pitching and coming off TJ surgery, there's no reason to believe that he's just going to be one dotting his OPS.
Just looking at how Harper came back this year, he wasn't fully himself until August. Everything obviously changes when/if he can pitch again, but I don't think it's crazy to say that, while it's likely that Ohtani will be better than JD Martinez was last year as a DH, it's probably only going to be a moderate upgrade for 2024.
Am I way off base here?