2021/22 OFFSEASON NEWS AND RUMORS THREAD

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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. irish

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    really nice pull (homo)
     
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    That is really cool…I’ve fallen in love with the drink myself.
     
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    • The Dodgers enter this offseason at their biggest crossroads in a decade, and the 2022 roster will undoubtedly look much different. Consider: (1) Clayton Kershaw is a free agent. (2) Corey Seager is a free agent. (3) Kenley Jansen is a free agent. (4) Chris Taylor is a free agent. (5) Max Scherzer is a free agent. (6) Trevor Bauer has almost certainly thrown his last pitch with the Dodgers. (7) Will Cody Bellinger hit again? (8) Did Justin Turner get old overnight? Now, don't feel too bad for the Dodgers: They're still loaded with frontline talent -- Mookie Betts, Trea Turner, Max Muncy, Walker Buehler, Julio Urias, Will Smith, maybe Bellinger -- and they have the financial resources to plug holes. Still, it will be an interesting offseason after the failure to go back-to-back.
     
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    Kenley and Kershaw on sweetheart deals.
    Taylor given a nice little payday for his hardwork.
    Max gets whatever Max wants even if it's the max for a couple if years.
    Seager is a Yankee.

    JT becomes super sub like Utley.
    Or moves to 1b.
    I wish we still had joc and kike and let seager walk to keep them.
     
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    kenley won’t stay for a sweetheart deal
    kersh maybe
    taylor needs to stay
    max is either a dodger or giant
    agree on seager in pinstripes
    jt can’t have 1b with max there
    joc and kiké wanted to play every day
     
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    Ehhh. I’d be fine with Taylor walking honestly. Dodgers played their best baseball of the season when he was hot ass. He was big in the playoffs but he’s 31, it’s likely his best baseball is behind him. Kershaw stays for sure, max is the next most likely to stay but if he doesn’t he goes to the Angels. I think Kenley stays but I’m not sure. Everyone else is up in the air.
     
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    I'm with @Gebbeth . I'm fine if they all go.

    It's not a hater mindset. It's just better to make a fresh start. There's youth still present and this crew had their window but it is closing. Shit. I think it's closed.

    Won't matter though. As others say, CK stays & maybe CT, who I think still has value. The rest are overpriced & overaged. Seager? I'm done with him. Good luck. Enjoy your millions & NY's short porch in RF. Also, enjoy getting balls ruthlessly roasted by the most venomous press corps & the biggest fuckhead hecklers in the game.

    Can't think of a reason to watch a game for at least another year, honestly.
     
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    • Atlanta Braves outfielder Joc Pederson was among 10 players who became free agents Thursday when he declined a 2022 mutual option in his contract. Pederson agreed with the Cubs in February to a $7 million, one-year contract that included a $4.5 million salary and a $10 million mutual option with a $2.5 million buyout. He was traded to Atlanta in July and helped the Braves win their first World Series title since 1995. Pederson had two homers and five RBIs in the Division Series against Milwaukee and one homer and four RBIs in the League Championship Series vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers, then went 1 for 15 in the World Series against Houston.
     
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    will be interesting to see if any market opens up for Joc
    would have thought he would be better off taking that extra year but i'm guessing he must have known ATL would have bought him out either way
     
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    two or three, huh?
    then i'll say taylor, max and kershaw
    seager to the yankees
    and kenley to the astros:duck:

    MLB Analyst Expects ‘2 or 3’ of LA’s Top Free Agents to Re-Sign
    by Brook Smith | Dodgers Nation — 5 November 2021

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    Perhaps more than ever before, this offseason will bring a whole lot of change for the Dodgers. With so many guys set to hit the open market and potentially explore free agency, there are bound to be major roster changes on the horizon.

    But Dodgers fans really want to know which guys will be returning in 2021. Out of all of their free agents, chances are that only a select few will return. Fans are obviously hoping that most of the top 5 are able to come back.

    But The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya doesn’t quite see it shaking out that way. He predicted this week that while the Dodgers have some looming questions with Trevor Bauer, chances are they only bring back a few key targets.

    "A lot of this depends on how much the Dodgers are willing to spend this winter. But if I had to guess out of the Dodgers’ top five free agents, I’d say two or three re-sign."
    Those top 5 guys he’s talking about are Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Corey Seager, Chris Taylor, and Kenley Jansen. Which 2 or 3 choose to stay with the Dodgers is completely up in the air for the moment.

    Kershaw seems like the most likely to return out of anyone for the Dodgers if he wants to continue to play. For the moment, there is no indication that he would prefer to retire at the ripe age of 33. But don’t expect Los Angeles to go out and re-sign every guy that they have hitting the market.​
     
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    I think Seager and Jansen are gone for sure. CK is staying for sure (I don’t think he’s chasing money, and I do think he wants to remain a Dodger for life).

    But between Taylor and Scherzer, I just have to try to keep Scherzer. He will have more impact more consistently than Taylor. And given the injuries to May and CK this year, Gonsolin not really developing, Bauer probably gone, and playoff inconsistencies by Buehler, you really can’t have enough SPs.

    Although, our hitting was atrocious, the games we lost in the NLCS, almost all close games. were pretty much all games that we were ahead until a pitching failure or failures.
     
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    Seager almost for certain and i hope Kenley is gone tbh
    i don't have any bad will toward the man and he's a warrior but i can't imagine him as closer for 2-3 years even if he was resurgent this year in the end
    it has to be smoke and mirrors and they'll figure him out
    as much as i want CT he's going to come at a tremendous price to whoever signs him at 31 but for real how do you replace a guy like him especially after losing Kike?
    if CK is a lock i'm hoping for 3/5 and Max coming back on a solid deal as well
    just can't believe he was impressed by dave
     
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    The Dodgers have had a lead foot down on the accelerator for 8 years.

    The banner with "2020" on it, whether it was a fake season or not, gives them enough slack to start letting guys go.

    In 3-4 years, I may not recognize anyone. Except Dave.
     
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    i hate you
     
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    No way they let Scherzer walk after giving up arguably their two best prospects, Ruiz and Gray.

    CT3 is the type of player this Front Office loves. Gets on base and plays multiple positions well. Replacing him would take 2-3 lesser players and ultimately cost more. 3 years $32-$38M should do it.

    If Kershaw wants to retire a Dodger, the Front Office will make it happen. Only way he leaves is if he wants to play closer to home (Rangers).

    Seager would be a good 3-5 year signing, but he'll be a liability after that. Yankees will overpay to have him in pinstripes.

    Love how Kenley turned it around, but he'll be too costly. He already fell off a cliff once, what happens when he does it again 6 months into a 3-4 year deal? Pass.

    Joe Kelly. Re-sign him to a 1-2 yr deal with options. He wants to be a Dodger and he's earned a return.
     
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