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%
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  1. Gebbeth

    Gebbeth DSP Legend

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    I’m puzzled. There are loads of posts throughout the past few years absolutely ripping apart Seager for being injured all the time, not hitting in the clutch, not being a consistent defensive player, and a million other deficiencies.

    And now everyone is crying crocodile tears because the Dodgers didn’t re-sign Seager to a massive 10-year contract at over $320M?

    Schizo much?

    It’s a loss, but absolutely predictable, and unsurprising. I wish Seager luck with the Rangers but staying healthy over those 10 years is going to be a challenge, and I do think these teams are overpaying just to get in under the lockout that’s coming.

    They are going to kill their roster in the process.

    Frankly, I have no problems right now with what is happening. But I’m not letting the FO off the hook either. I think only time will tell.
     
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  2. Chiefdodgerslkrs24

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    I didn’t expect us to lose him to the trash ass Rangers. I’m sick of Fraudman using contract length as some sort of excuse. Seager is going to end up just like Beltre did. Fuck Trea. Seager is younger and homegrown, he’s a much better hitter too. I expected him back once Scherzer was gone. There is absolutely no justification for losing both. None except stubborn cheapassness
     
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    Right there with you
     
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    Don't forget Seager's deal is from Texas so LAD would have had to come in @350MM to match.

    NFW!
     
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    What a fucking clown post. Trea is the same age and literally better at every tool. Seager said a long time ago that he was going to go out and test the market. WTF does home grown have to do with it if the player doesn’t give a shit about home?

    That fraud is going to end up with HOF nominations when all is said and done. Friedman isn’t cheap. He’s proven it over and again.
    I guess what I’m trying to say is …..pop tarts are tasty
     
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    First we lose Aunt Nancy to Florida and now Corey to Texas?
     
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    Okay, it's clear you like Seager and hate that we couldn't keep him. I get it. But to cap on Taylor is just weak and ignorant.

    You say Taylor's 2021 postseason numbers are skewing things... then let's look at Seager's without his one good postseason (2020)...
    .199 AVG / .272 OBP / .422 SLG with 5 HR and 16 RBI in 43 games.

    And what about Taylor without 2021?...
    .238 AVG /.352 OBP /.506 SLG with 5 HR and 13 RBI in 51 games.

    Oh yeah, and Taylor has 4 fewer strikeouts in 9 more plate appearances.

    Sorry bud, but it's you who's judgement appears to be clouded. At $32.5M a season for 10 years, Seager just isn't worth it. Like others have said, he's injury prone and (at best) an average defender. Trea is by far the better shortstop.

    Taylor may not be the pure hitter Seager is, but his cost for his next team will be a bargain in comparison. He plays multiple positions, and most of them well. He'll probably sign for 3-4 years at $16-18M per.
     
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    imo neither scherzer nor seager were worth what they got
    especially seager
    10/$325M for a guy who can barely field his position?
    $20 says he'll be a full time DH within 5 years
     
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    How about we steal Freeman away from the Braves? You add one of the best bats in all of the sport and weaken the team that has been our biggest competition the past two seasons. I feel like we are going to have the DH next season and we could always put Max there or move him over to second base when healthy. Maybe I am just dreaming but I am surprised he hasn’t been locked up by now
     
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    @JonHeyman Teams are trying to pry superstar 1B Freddie Freeman from Atlanta. Some say they still don’t think it will happen but r surprised he’s still free. Dodgers, who lost Seager and could move Muncy to 2B, may have best hope for SoCal product, NYY, TOR (h/t Carlos Baerga) reached out
     
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    Jon Heyman✓@JonHeyman
    Word is Freeman had been seeking about $180M for 6 years. Seems reasonable to me. If that’s it, Braves should just pay him.
    1:41 PM · Nov 30, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
     
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    Some here will probably not like me saying this, but I'd rather have Freeman than Seager. Especially at a much lower cost and less commitment. Much better fielder (albeit, different positions) and a better hitter. That said, I doubt it happens.

    Then again, Friedman is prone to pull something when we least expect it...
     
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    Haven't weighed in... I guess I've been just disinterested for a while. Tough to pretend that I am plugged in when I'm absolutely not. Fact is, I figured Corey was gone & I was pretty sure Max wouldn't sign either. I hope they keep Taylor but if they lose him, too, I understand.

    Look ... why not restart? Why not? LA still has youth and even with a diminished rotation, there's pieces out there to be found. Muncy hurt until May? May hurt until July? Sucks but survivable. Other teams have far less & LA - on less than a stellar roster - may still win 94 games.

    Or not. Wtf do I care anyway? My money is on a strike that costs the season 40 games regardless.

    In the end, my interest in pro sports is in rapid decline. Sorry if that makes me a bad fan.

    In other news ... fuck Frisco & the fuckin giants.
     
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    You are comparing SSS playoff stats? People are insisting Taylor be back mostly because he was great in the playoffs this past year. The numbers that should’ve mattered in this are:
    Age
    27 vs 31
    Taylor finished the regular season 28 for 150 (.186), with 59 Ks, and 22 walks. His K rate for the season was 28.6%, more than 12% higher than Seager. The point is the dodgers should’ve been doing everything they did to keep the player entering their prime vs the one exiting his. And you know what else? Taylor’s defense last season fell off, by a lot. He can play a lot of positions but if he isn’t playing them even good, what’s the point? Seagers might have to, but there are a bunch of these things I see in Taylor that are extremely alarming, that even if he walks with Seager now gone, I’m not batting an eye.
     
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    all i can say beyond the numbers w CT is his bat and his glove have been there in some of the biggest moments the last 5 years or however long he's been here
    of course he has his slumps but for me i love a guy like him on the team and would go above and beyond to retain him
    would have liked to retain Seager as well but it wasn't in the cards
    if CT is gone then i'm w Finski
    tear it down
     
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    so it looks like the Dodgers offered Seager 8/250 or 31.5 a year in an extension before last year
    looks totally aggressive until you factor in the state tax and then you have a 75 million dollar divide
    fuck this state
     
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    Yep. That state tax rip is a killer. Can't believe how much the nanny state takes yet how little they give back.
     
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    @DMACLA Max Scherzer said watching his pitch count lowered his 'work capacity' and that he was 'compromised.' Scherzer clearly felt that he was mishandled by the Dodgers and doesn't look very happy about it. Doubt LA had a real shot to re-sign him after this.
     
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    knebel to the phillies on a 1yr
    no excuse for not re-signing him
    100x better than hudson
     
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