2021/22 OFFSEASON NEWS AND RUMORS THREAD

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by lastatman, Oct 5, 2021.

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which free agents will the dodgers re-sign?

  1. scherzer

    50.0%
  2. taylor

    90.0%
  3. seager

    10.0%
  4. kenley

    40.0%
  5. kershaw

    50.0%
  6. pujols

    10.0%
  7. kelly*

    40.0%
  8. knebel

    60.0%
  9. souza

    10.0%
  10. nelson

    10.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. THINKBLUE

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    taylor — Mariners 4 years, 90 million
    scherzer — Pirates 6 years, 188 million
    kershaw — Giants 2 years, pro bono
    kenley — Dodgers 10 years, 200 million
    seager - Yankees 15 years, 600 million
    pujols — Angels 12 years, 350 million
    hamels — Dodgers 5 years, 100 million
    Kelly - Brandon Administration 3 years, 2 Hunter Biden paintings

    nelson — don't know who this is
    souza — don't know who this is
    duffy — don't know who this is
    knebel — don't know who this is
     
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    someone else is going to go hard after CT
    thought it would be us
     
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    lol VERY difficult to determine which of these contracts I like the best. The Kershaw one is great, but I feel like I can't NOT say Kenley.
     
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    The Dodgers may enter a period of unbridled and smug scumbaggery this off season...I feel it.
     
  6. jpldodgers

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    Still somehow going to be more accurate than whatever Jon Heyman predicts
     
  7. irish

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    Red Sox among numerous teams interested in Chris Taylor
    by Darren Hartwell | NBC Sports Boston — 18 Nov 18 2021

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    The Red Sox are among several teams interested in free-agent utility man Chris Taylor, according to MLB.com's Juan Toribio.

    Taylor, who rejected the Dodgers' one-year, $18.4 million qualifying offer Wednesday, is also drawing interest from the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins in addition to the Dodgers, per Toribio.

    The 31-year-old is coming off the first All-Star campaign of his eight-year career after hitting .254 with 20 home runs and a career-high 73 RBIs in 2021. He's also a stellar postseason performer -- four home runs and 12 RBIs in 11 games this postseason -- who played every position but first base and catcher for the Dodgers in 2021.

    Taylor's profile should remind Red Sox fans of Kiké Hernandez, who posted career numbers in Boston this season and was a playoff monster after coming over from the Dodgers last winter. Boston's biggest need is at second base, and adding Taylor (who has played 124 career games at the position) could help fill that void while allowing Hernandez to remain in center field.

    There's plenty of competition for Taylor, though, and he'd likely be much more expensive than Hernandez, who's on a two-year, $14 million deal with the Red Sox.

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    right on cue...

    Andre Ethier thinks Chris Taylor is the “one piece you don’t let walk away”
    by Clint Pasillas | Dodgers Nation — 3 hours ago

    Chris Taylor is a free agent and in the eyes of former Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier, that’s a bad thing. On Thursday, the fan favorite discussed a conversation he had with Dave Roberts earlier in the year where the two men were completely in agreement on that fact. Taylor is a massively important component to the success of LA.

    Here’s what Andre had to say on AM 570.
    • This last spring training, I text Dave Roberts and I said, "if Chris Taylor isn’t your favorite player, there’s gotta be something wrong with everyone." He goes, "I know, if I had 25 of him on my roster, it would be the easiest team to manage ever." Fast forward a couple months and me and Dave Vassegh are talking on our podcast and I go, "the one thing we’re missing here is our biggest thing we need to do as soon as we can is sign Chris Taylor. Chris Taylor’s our guy. He might not be Seager, he might not be Kershaw, but he’s kind of that jack of all trades and the one piece I think you don’t want to let walk away."
    The argument has been made by some — including this writer — that Chris Taylor is the most important Dodger on the free agent market. His level of versatility and production is irreplaceable. The Dodgers struggled mightily in trying to replace Kiké Hernandez on the roster a season ago. Taylor would be even harder.

    In 6 years with the Dodgers, Taylor posted a .264 batting average with 79 home runs and 299 runs batted in. His positional versatility helped Dave Roberts more than any stats could ever quantify and it’s tough to imagine LA having the same level of success without him since his breakout 2017 season.

    Whatever CT3 is looking for on the open market, it might just be worth it.

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  9. Chiefdodgerslkrs24

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    Love Andre, I don’t agree with this take at all though. I feel like he goes elsewhere tbh. Fact is Seager is more valuable, Scherzer is more valuable too. Taylor is 31 years old, he probably already peaked, he has a high strikeout rate. He was bad in the second half last season and his playoff performance is clouding judgement.
     
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    seager is better offensively if all things were equal
    but they're not
    seager is going to cost twice as much (per season) and his contract will probably be 3x longer than taylor
    so while seager is a better hitter, taylor is probably the better bargain
    add to that seager's defense at short is average at best, and he's not the most durable
    imo you let him walk, shift trea to ss, and re-sign ct3
    spend the money on re-signing scherzer for 2-3 years
    re-signing seager would require something in the 8-10 year range, which could create problems down the road trying to re-sign guys like urias and buehler
     
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    trea, when asked about the possibility of signing an extension...

    "For me, actions speak louder than words. I'm not going to worry about anything like until there’s something in front of me. I think this is a great franchise. Being on a team, part of a franchise that wants to win not only this year but for a long time is very valuable and a lot of fun. I don't know if that will or won't happen, but like I said, I'm not gonna waste my energy on guessing."

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    It means LA isn’t his kind of town, and please someone offer me a deal to get out of LA.
     
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    Lakers shoulda grabbed cheaper DeRozan when he wanted to come instead of expensive Russ.
    Then used money to bring back FA Lonzo and trade for his buddies Josh Hart who hates it in NO.
    Then give the super subs Caruso and Montrezl good deals instead of losing them.

    Lonzo, Caruso
    DeRozan, Hart
    LeBron, THT
    Davis, Melo
    Dwight, Montrezl

    Thats how the dodgers need to treat this offseason.
     
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    Doesn't sound like that at all to me...think it's exactly what an overachiever in the regular season/ dismal failure/useless roster spot in the post season should say...
     
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    A poll has revealed that only 28.4% of LA fans feel that Roberts should be replaced...I fucking can't believe or accept that as logic, but it is what it is. This woke, ass kissing, much of the time clueless, uncreative excuse for a good baseball man with a team of superstars and future HoFers will continue on like another strain of Covid. Relentlessly, with his normal results in tow.
    Dodgers Dugout, which made the poll known, agreed with it, adding that if he were to be gone, there would be 25 teams on the phone immediately, trying to hire him...something I've dreamed about for years. Years.
    As I totter off towards antiquity, I find myself with the distance between the majority growing larger and larger and the opposite reasoning more and more incredulous each day.
     
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    Roberts should've been fired in 2018 (repeating the Hill mistake) or 2019 (8th inning of NLDS). Unfortunately, he got the fake Covid championship and will ride that for a long time.
     
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    Thank God that we won't ever have to hear about Billy fucking McKinney ever again

    I bet Dave is in a corner crying right now

    @Dodgers
    The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Billy McKinney and Zach Reks to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations.
     
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    Well, that concludes our off season activity...it's all downhill from here...we've had our weird WS Championship, so now, back to the glorious status of " elite".
    The team, with it's pre-2022 roster, could do that standing on it's head. Now, with cogs jettisoning off to God knows where, maybe not so much.
    ...and Gabe K. and Bud B. are salivating like Pavlov's mutt.
    Ding! Ding!
     
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    @BlakeHarrisTBLA
    Andrew Friedman on MLB Network said the Dodgers are being aggressive in regards to bringing back Corey Seager.
     
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    boras floating rumors on his clients again…
    • MLB Trade Rumors predicts a three-year deal that could for Scherzer that could be worth as much as $40 million annually. The Athletic opined that $50 million per year could be in the realm of possibility.
     

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