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. Bluezoo

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    None of it matters...unless the new Covid variant alters the season like it did in 2020.
    Then perhaps we can fall into a championship, like last season brought to us.
    Otherwise, signing all or none of them, will make no difference at all, ultimately.
     
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    Postseason baseball to Trea Turner is like water to the wicked witch.

     
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    I think they resign Scherzer, Kershaw, Jansen, and Taylor. Seager will be in pinstripes. Hopefully we have a much improved bench and we never hear names like Sheldon Neuse or Steven Souza ever again
     
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    Roberts hoping for contract extension this offseason
    by Clint Pasillas | Dodgers Nation — 5 hours ago

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    As we already touched on, this coming offseason (which starts upon the completion of the World Series) is sure to be a busy one for Andrew Friedman and the Dodgers. In fact, it really could be one of the most transformative offseasons in years for LA with several franchise stalwarts heading to free agency.

    One area where the organization is seemingly set is with the coaching staff. Barring another club looking at potentially filling openings in their organization, the entire staff is expected to return for 2022. Still, the topic of a contract extension for manager Dave Roberts was addressed over the weekend by Jorge Castillo of the LA Times.

    Jorge reached out to Dave regarding his contract status. Here’s an excerpt.

    Roberts, 49, said he has not had discussions with the organization regarding a possible extension. He said he “fully” expects to manage the Dodgers in 2022 whether a new agreement is reached or not. But he prefers a contract extension.

    “I know I got another year left and it’s just kind of expecting, hoping, that they come to me and we can work something out, I guess,” Roberts said when reached by phone Sunday. “And, if not, you just kind of do your job and play out the contract.”

    Roberts signed a four-year contract extension after the 2018 season. Then, he was coming off leading the Dodgers to back-to-back National League pennants and World Series losses. Since that deal was inked, the team won its first title since 1988 but also has been bounced early in the playoffs — the NLDS in 2019 and this year, the NLCS.

    The concept of a contract extension here just days after LA’s game 6 loss to the Braves is sure to ruffle the feathers of some Dodger fans. But you can’t argue that the man gets results and gets guys to buy into the collective mentality. Andrew Friedman also seems to be a fan of Doc.

    “Dave has been a big part of our past success and we fully expect him to be a large part of our future success as well.”

    Roberts told Castillo that LA is where he wants to be. And when you’ve led a club to 106 wins in each of the last two full big league seasons, that should be good enough to tack on at least a few more years as a courtesy.



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    They're going to sign George M. Cohan ?
    He sucks..
     
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    I want Christmas to come early with a resounding NO from the FO.
     
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    Nah. Too Irish...
     
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    this is my best case scenario as well but i doubt Max comes back after the latest implosion of davey
    fuck why would a HOF guy w rings on his mind sign back w a fool at the wheel?
     
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    maybe he already said fuck it by bowing out for game 6
    i mean, why would he risk injury pitching for a guy he won't be playing for next year?"
     
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    How about the guys he played with this year?
     
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    No definitive answer to that, not at this time anyway, but that certainly crossed my mind, too.
    Or maybe realized he wasn't 100%, and wouldn't give his team the best chance just because you're Max Scherzer...
    He wasn't right in his relief appearance, either. Not at all...got a little lucky.
    Going out there and getting scrambled could have theoretically cost him millions...I think he cost himself a few already, actually.
    Or Dave did, depending on your viewpoint...
     
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    True enough. I meant 'Stars & Stripes Forever" ...
     
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    Max definitely had the ability to shutdown the appearance in game 5 vs SF where he threw a grueling 13 pitches. I believe it was Max who was quoted as saying he told Dave he was available.

    Still amazed that a guy known as a "psycho competitor" bowed out of a do or die game because he felt tired after throwing a combined 92 pitches in 8 days.

    Not something I'd ever expect to read in a biography about Orel, Koufax, or even the "choker" Kershaw.

    I hate Roberts as much as the next guy but I don't blame him for the Scherzer situation.

    Urias on the other hand...
     
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    Roberts pretty much admitted in a recent interview that his use of Scherzer in relief in game 5 could have had an effect in the Braves series.

    I am not as mad about the Scherzer situation as I am mad about his abuse of Urias and his general ineptitude in regards to SP and relief pitching strategy.
     
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    I'm hoping they implement the DH and Arenado Ops out.
     
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    Unfortunately, there’s little chance they don’t keep Roberts. Not because of the certain racial backlash from liberal ambulance chasers, but because he’s the perfect yes man for the job. Kapler would have fought them, which is why he didn’t get the job in the first place. Yeah, no way they’ll let their lapdog walk.
     
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    They have to keep CT3.
     
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    dodgers nation…
    • If Chris Taylor leaves, who will take on that super-utility role? The Dodgers already let go of Kiké Hernandez last offseason and doing so again with Taylor will leave a huge hole. Plenty of players on the roster can play multiple positions, yet no one can do it as well as CT3. The Dodgers can’t afford to lose another postseason legend.
     
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