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. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    fixed
     
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    but but he had and explanation

    "At times, I don't feel it, but I think I got on my heels," Grandal said. "And when you get on your heels, you can't do anything. You can't move. The first ball I went down for, I thought it was in my glove. Then all of a sudden it was behind. I was trying to figure out why. Then the second one happened and I was like, 'I really need to figure out why these balls are getting by, because I feel like they should be right in front of me.'

    "I came inside, and that was pretty much it. Setup-wise I was just on my heels. I never really got to my toes. In this game, that's huge, because it allows you to move. And when you can't move, then you can do anything."
     
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    lastatman DSP Legend

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    Playoffs Kike, wow.
     
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    Love me some Kiké ...

    H O M O !
     
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    Would you want Houston or Boston IFFF we beat Atlanta
     
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    Interesting situation if that happens. Both would be revenge series as both were involved in cheating accusations.

    For my money, I want the Astros.
     
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    As much as I'd love to beat the Asterisks down, I'd rather they not even reach the WS.
     
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    All good points.

    Big IF that the Bums top Atlanta, but if so, I prefer facing the Sox.

    Simply, the Astros are an abomination. Their organization, that shithole abortion of a little league park they play in, and the legacy of deceit and unapologetic disdain the organization holds for the game's integrity makes me sick to think they'd ever sully the beauty of the World Series again.

    I know they're very good. But so are the Sox, who aren't exactly a perfect franchise either.

    MLB wants a Dodger/Red Sox face off. It would be a huge ratings hit and everyone knows it. Millions of people who don't know squat about baseball know those two teams and they'd watch. Sponsors know that, FOX knows that, and even that stupid bastard Manfred knows it. Atlanta vs Houston? That's a series that only a sliver of casual sports fan would check out.

    Anyway ... it should be interesting to see if Boston can beat Houston today. I hope they do. I despise those two shrimpy pricks Altuve and Bregman.
     
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    As long as Boston keeps giving us their overpriced ethnic players we should be good
     
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    Mo Vaughn would have liked this.


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    pick as many as you think/like
    i didn't include duffy or hamels since neither pitched for us this season
    kelly not a free agent, but included because dodgers can buyout his last $12m year for $4m
    bauer not included because who knows wtf is going on with him/his case
     
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    Will is the problem.

    I prefer 'should' ...

    As for will ... I say Kenley, Taylor, and (unbelievably) Souza. The guy is a cheap bench player. Plus he wrote "Yankee Doodle Dandy"...
     
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    I’d like a none of the above option.
     
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    I really only see Taylor, Kershaw and Kelly.

    Taylor because he has obviously proven his value as a utility guy. Kelly, mostly because he is already under contract and it feels safe to keep him around vs. buying him out.

    It's not typical of this front office, but I see them keeping Kershaw around. I think the ownership group will push for this vs. Friedman. Mark Walter and Magic have been outspoken about keeping CK around, and I see it being a similar situation to Kobe with the Lakers. They will knowingly and willingly pay him more then he's worth to keep him in Dodger blue forever.
     
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    scherzer because no way the dodgers knowingly give up gray and ruiz without getting him for more than one year

    taylor because the team loves versatility, and ct3 exemplifies the term

    albert because he’ll be cheap and put butts in seats (and will still occasionally run into one)

    knebel because he’s a great pen option and will still be relatively inexpensive
     
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    I think Seager is gone. We’re not going to pay him $300M.

    We’re getting thin in the minors department too, no?
     
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    If I to rank them in order of likelihood I’d go:
    1 Kershaw
    2 Scherzer
    3 Taylor
    4 Kenley
    5 Pujols
    6 Knebel
    7 Seager

    I’m not including Kelly because he has a 12m dollar team option, 4 million dollar buyout. Dodgers have to decide if he’s worth 8 million, and that is really really difficult. I’m not including Souza because he isn’t anything. Knebel could see closer money elsewhere. The only ones I am really confident in are Kershaw and Scherzer. I think the Yankees are the only team that can sign Seager away but Seager is just going to come down to cold hard cash. I think Friedman wants him back but the cost could be prohibitive
     
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    I also don’t want Pujols back. He’s good against lefties but he doesn’t offer one single other thing. Bad defense, slower than a turtle, can’t hit right handers. Dodgers need to focus on acquiring depth that can play multiple positions and be competent at the plate vs RH and LHers
     
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    Taylor--love the versatility and that playoff moments (his baserunning gaff aside) aren't too big for him.

    Scherzer--38 and a Boras client. I don't see this as doable.

    Kershaw--hopefully they can get him back on a Wainright-type deal. He's injured every year so anything longer would be foolish.

    Seager--another Boras client, but a 27 yr old in his prime as a hitter. Really hate to lose him.

    Kenley--rose from the dead this year, a short stretch in July aside. Two year deal. He wasn't just good. He was dominant.

    Tio--adios Alberto. Too limited to keep with the few position players they keep on the roster these days.

    Mariachi Joe--keep him. Don't let him get away for $4 mil.

    Knebel--one year deal and nothing more. Good bullpen piece, but another injury waiting to happen.

    Souza--please no.

    Nelson--see Souza, S.
     

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