MLB 2020-2021 OFF-SEASON NEWS AND RUMORS

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  1. No Name

    No Name Well-Known Member

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    Man. I really had my heart set on Ozuna but that's just not the Dodgers way.
    I'd be happy with a short Turner contract and Brad Hand.
     
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    Didn’t Hand sign with the Mets?
     
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    It's pretty fucking annoying that no decision about the DH has been made.....fuck the NL, huh?
     
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    Same for me. I saw him pitch at least a dozen times. Osteen about half that many.
     
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    BlueMouse 2020 World Champions Staff Member Administrator

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    It’s ridiculous, but selfishly I know the Dodgers are better set than anyone to deal with a last minute decision on it.
     
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    There was an interesting article from a couple days ago about whether Ozuna is the new J.D Martinez. While J.D was great the first two years of his contract and helped deliver a WS ring, the Sox our now wishing that he was gone. Martinez had a stronger resume than Ozuna did going into free agency and an even more insane 60 game stretch. It was said that Martinez had really only 1 suitor until the end with the Sox and Boras sparring well into Spring Training which made the size of his contract even more complexing. So are teams looking at this and sticking to 2-3 year deals? or a much lower AAV? He still has some value as a guy who could play in the OF and he's not the black hole that J.D. Martinez is defensively, so if there is no DH he could still be useable. It will be interesting to see what kind of a deal he does end up getting as he's over a year younger than George Springer and doesn't have the scarlet letter of a cheating scandal hanging over his head. Ozuna has had two OPS+ seasons that were at or better than any season Springer ever had. At the same time, Springer has been WAY more consistent on a yearly basis while not having the injury issues that Ozuna has. He is going to be an odd case and I think the Dodgers being linked to him is just a response to what Andrew Friedman has said in the past... they check in on EVERYBODY. Friedman has multiple backup plans and Ozuna seems more like a backup plan in the event Turner goes somewhere else AND the DH comes to the NL at the same time. Turner and Ozuna is not going to happen and Turner has the team leader button that works in his favor. I really want to see the club add a big RH bat, just not sure how they do it at this point while staying under the tax that they are supposedly trying to avoid.
     
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    • An Atlanta reporter has said that the Blue Jays and Michael Brantley came to terms on a deal last night, but there is no confirmation on this being true. There were multiple reports that they were close and there was some perceived agreement behind the scenes. This would mean that trades would be on the horizon for a Jays team that had multiple solid contributors in the OF, but are in serious need for starting pitching. It would also likely mean that we are that much closer to Justin Turner returning to the Dodgers as the Jays were the only other team seriously linked to him.
    • The Dodgers have been linked to Brad Hand all offseason, but reports are now saying that he was close to a deal with the Mets prior to the messy GM situation that surfaced in yesterday's early morning hours. This would be the second player to be impacted by that event.
    • The Royals signed Wade Davis to an MiLB deal. Damn... I wanted the Dodgers to snag that.
     
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    Semien has enough upside with the stick. Add him along with Turner and that's fine. Especially if Mookie's troubles VS LHP end up being a blip - likely

    Wouldn't be as big a deal if Pollock just lived up to his contract and earned his money when the chips are down in the fall. But the reality is he's atrocious when the chips are down. Man has a .176/.243/.294 line over 7 career postseason series. Damn shame we have to watch a guy with postseason chops like Kike walk away, but Pollock stays
     
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    Blake Harris@BlakeHarrisTBLA
    This morning @Ken_Rosenthal said that the Dodgers are a team to keep an eye on in regards to Trevor Bauer
    11:27 AM • 1/20/21 • Twitter Web App



     
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    and Passan just doubled it up

    @JeffPassan
    The Los Angeles Dodgers are monitoring the market for right-hander Trevor Bauer and could be a player depending on the price, sources tell ESPN. Focus for the Dodgers now remains on a right-handed infield bat, but Bauer and the Dodgers remain a possibility as his market develops.
     
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    Wow, two links by substantial writers on the same day. Very likely that Bauer is far along in negotiations. If we go big after Bauer, it likely means we’re about to blow out the tax.
     
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    I'm surprised that we are in on Bauer, it just doesn't seem like the upgrade over whoever he pushes out of the lineup will be worth the price... but I'm not going to complain. I have my concerns, especially with how the foreign-substance issue will play out over the next few years, but I'm willing to see how it plays out.

    I also wonder what dominoes it could set off. Would it mean this is Kershaw's final year in blue? Does it squeeze May out of the picture, opening a possible trade with the Indians for José Ramirez?
     
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    Blowing through the tax is what you should do when legacy is on the line

    Said it weeks ago. Have a chance to secure SoCal's very 1st dynasty, you have to at least consider it. Legacy lives on forever
     
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    Still doubt they sign Bauer

    Jays are out here shooting at anything that moves
     
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    Not gonna lie, it would feel good to see the Dodgers go for the jugular. The franchise has never won back to back WS, and only once have they gone to 4 WS in 5 years. If the team wins the WS in 2021 it would solidify the most successful 5 year period in franchise history. That would be pretty impressive given that we didn't have a fair competition for one ring, and the team that didn't make the WS in that time period won more games than the rest.

    At the end of the day, the franchise is 2nd in MLB history in WS appearances, but only 6th in wins. We need a nice run to balance the scales.
     
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    Don't think it happens this year, but next year....

    Wanna give Kasten the benefit of the doubt. He was a part of a major fuck up in Atlanta in the 90's. They blew the opportunity. Don't blow this one
     
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    Guys. I hate to say this but I think the rumors that Turner had suiters was fabricated. The guy has only officially been linked to one other team and you know how thirsty reporters are in regards to reporting.

    If we sign Turner to anything more than 2/25 then it's a thank you contract .
     
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    Seriously? A 14-minute video to explain to fans how he's going to decide where to go? Little full of ourselves, Trevor, are we?
     
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    Anti media.
     

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