MLB 2020-2021 OFF-SEASON NEWS AND RUMORS

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  1. No Name

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    Let's GO!!
     
  2. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Administrator

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    • Ummm... The Dodgers are said to be one of the teams to have shown interest in Marcell Ozuna, as well as a handful of other NL Teams. Guess this is a back up option if the UDH is implemented. Dodgers could then pivot to Rios or Muncy at 3B.
    • The Cubs and Marlins are supposedly talking about a Willson Contreras trade. It looks like the Marlins are trying to add some controllable pieces to their improving young core. The Cubs are said to be in limbo right now as they struggle to figure out whether or not to move more of their pieces or not.
    • The Red Sox are said to be close to moving former star OF prospect Andrew Benintendi. Like most things with this club, he wildly broke out in the 2018 season where he had the highest OPS+ of his career. Since then he put together a meh 2019 and an awful injury plagued 2020. Marlins were said to be in on him early, but have bowed out at this point. Others said to be interested are Texas, Houston and Oakland. The Astros make the most sense as they lost 3/4's of their 2020 OF.
    • Baseball America came out with their Dodgers Top 10. I have loaded it up with summaries of what was said. Sounds like our system may be fairly reloaded, though the talent is not knocking on the door like they had been the past 2 years. I'll scan the chat when it happens later this afternoon.
     
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    Baez to Houston. Leaves a champion, good luck king.
     
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    Baez leaving is the happiest news since the Betts extension. God bless him, but he’s unwatchable. If only Wood retired.
     
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    According to a report out of the Dominican Republic, the Dodgers and Marcell Ozuna are in "negotiations" over a contract. Not sure if that is some language barrier shit, but that would be interesting. Blake Harris from TrueBlueLA says the guy reporting this is one of bigger journalist on the island. This is on the heels of a Ken Rosenthal interview where he said belief is now that there will be a universal DH in baseball starting this season. The Dodgers were said to have shown interest in Ozuna a couple days ago, so not sure if he is just repeating that news. Ozuna replicating what he did in 2020 for the Dodgers would be Fan-FUCKING-Tastic.
     
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    .........and a much needed RH bat to boot.

    Would that mean adios to JT?
     
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    I don’t think necessarily as there would still be a hole at 3B. It would just mean that the Dodgers added another MVP caliber bat to the middle of their order... Man, imagine if they got Ozuna AND both Muncy/Bellinger turn things back around. Lineup would not be fun to face.
     
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    It goes without saying, but Ozuna would be a hell of an add to our lineup, he's arguably a top-5 hitter in the game. I know his 2020 stats are a bit of an outlier, but based on the eye test his 2020 numbers don't look like a fluke. I honestly wasn't expecting us to be in on Ozuna, seeing as it would blast us over the luxury tax, but I ain't gonna argue against him. Even without a UDH in 2021 I think you can make Ozuna fit in the OF for a year with the expectation that the UDH will be implemented in 2022 (obviously UDH makes him a better fit, but I don't think it's 100% necessary for the first year).
     
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    We are a fucking month from when pitchers and catchers usually report, yet we are sitting with 52 of the top 68 Free Agents according to MLBTR still remaining on the open market. This is fucking insane when you also think about guys like Bryant, Contreras, Arenado, Story, Suarez, Castillo, Gray and Benintendi all having their names circulating in trade talks as well. The next month should be an absolute whirlwind of moves, which should be fun as a number of teams(Dodgers included) have a number of holes to fill, but man this has been a bad offseason for baseball. Try to find a way to get your fans excited, not checked out by the middle of March.
     
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    I seem to remember hearing somewhere that not playing in the field as much was a huge benefit to him last year. His numbers as a DH were incredible and he was merely just pretty good when he played in the field, but yeah SSS can not be overlooked. For all the funny shit he has done over the years, he is not the worst thing in the world when it comes to his OF defense, somehow. Last year was the first time his UZR was negative and before that he was generally ok in LF. Signing him would bring in a litany of questions in the event the UDH didn't happen, but if there was a miracle where we signed him and Turner with a UDH, that would be an impossible lineup to navigate on a nightly basis.

    Betts, Seager, Turner, Bellinger, Ozuna, Muncy, Smith, Pollock, Lux
     
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    have nothing to validate this, just a gut feeling we end up signing bauer to a 1-2 yr deal
     
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    For me, the way he has acted this offseason has probably solidified his chances of becoming a Dodger at 0%. I think there are just too many red flags and that video that was posted on here the other day may not help matters as I am sure other teams are well aware.
     
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    I concur. I bet his list of suitors is short
     
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    Alex Wood to the gnats

    all our friends are leaving us for shitheads
     
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    They had some good moments for the Dodgers but not having to watch Wood/Baez pitch for a team I root for is a great feeling to be honest
     
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    Wood had some good moments but it seems like more bad moments. I don't know that there would've been a role for him in the coming season, barring multiple injuries to the regulars. I'm grateful for his late contributions to the championship, and it's good that he's leaving on a high note - let's leave it at that.
     
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    Price and Knebel>Wood and Baez
     
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    My balls & Irish's left buttock > Baez & Wood
     
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    Retire Alex Wood’s number for those two innings in Game 6.
     
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    There was a lot more good to Baez than bad, although some of the bad was monumentally bad.

    That said, I'm not going to miss his rain delays in between pitches or the close ups of his mug. He's a contender with Bellasario and Otis Nixon as the all-time ugliest Dodgers.
     

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