Latest Dodgers Rumors Regarding Free Agency

The rumor mill for this year’s offseason has been off to a hot start, and the Dodgers are involved in plenty of the speculation. Despite all the chatter, the only signing so far has been left-hander Andrew Heaney agreeing to a one-year deal.

The impending free agents the Dodgers have this offseason have been at the center of much of the talk. The Dodgers are bound to lose some important pieces, and the latest rumors have been swirling around.

Lately, Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweeted that Chris Taylor could be an option for the Red Sox.

Boston signed ex-Dodger Kike Hernandez last offseason, and that worked out quite well for them; so another former Dodger utility man is of their interest. Honestly, I can see more than 70% of rival teams being interested in the services of Taylor. The Tigers and the Yankees are also expected to pursue Taylor, who declined an $18.4 million qualifying offer, which was expected.

The Tigers appear ready to spend big this offseason, as they are rumored to be after Corey Seager, in addition to the Rangers. Texas manager Chris Woodard, as you may remember, was previously in the Dodgers organization as the third-base coach.

Taylor and Seager are the Dodgers who’ve had the most traction of all the Dodger free agents, and they have some big decisions coming up ahead for them this offseason.

It appears that teams to watch out for this offseason are the Tigers, Rangers, and Yankees as the ones who will be most aggressive. The Angels, who recently sighted right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard to a one year deal worth $21 million dollars, are expected to pursue right-hander Max Scherzer heavily.

Surely, this week and a half before December 1 will be quite critical as the collective bargaining agreement and other factors come into play.

As far as the other impending Dodger free agents, Clayton Kershaw is expected to have several suitors, including his hometown Rangers, as well as the Yankees. As far as Kenley Jansen, Corey Knebel, and others go, there has not been much out there, but it surely will pick up soon.

This week the Cy Young Award Winners and MVPs were announced. Some Dodgers found themselves within the top 10 in voting; but unfortunately, no Dodgers won the award. Scherzer finished third in Cy Young voting, while Walker Buehler was fourth and Julio Urias eighth.

For MVP voting, Trea Turner finished the highest of any Los Angeles player at 5th place, and Max Muncy finished 10th.

Which Remaining Free Agents Could Dodgers Theoretically Sign?

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We are now only a couple of weeks from the planned commencement of 2021 Spring Training. After the Players Association rejected the league’s proposal for a 154-game season yesterday, MLB announced that it is planning to start Spring Training and the MLB season on time. If everything goes according to plan, Spring Training would start on February 17 and the season on April 1.

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Dodgers Sign Top International Prospects, Other Offseason Moves

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The offseason period picked up this week for the Los Angeles Dodgers with the arbitration-eligible settlements and the international signings as the headlines.

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Dodgers News and Notes: No DH in NL for 2021, Dodgers Interested in DJ LeMahieu, and More

Today would have been the day that the Winter Meetings would have started were there no Covid to ruin yet another thing. The Hot Stove might have started heating up, but instead of meeting all in one place, meetings will take place virtually, and the stove will probably stay lukewarm for awhile.

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Which Free Agents Are Dodgers Most Likely to Bring Back?

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The World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers had many key players show up in big moments during the October playoff run. Seven players of the championship roster are currently free agents. With the off-season hot stove being pretty cold at the moment, there hasn’t been much action.

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Should Dodgers Pursue DJ LeMahieu?

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As the World Champion Dodgers enter the offseason period, many eyes are on the team as far as potential player upgrades go. One position the Dodgers don’t have quite solidified is second base. Kike Hernandez who is a free agent, saw time at second while Chris Taylor, Max Muncy, and Gavin Lux also spent time there last season.

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Should Dodgers Bring Back Justin Turner?

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Now that the dust is settling on the Dodgers winning the World Series, fans are starting to look forward to next season.

Most of the core of this year’s team will still be with the Dodgers next season, but there were seven players who reached free agency when the season ended. They are Pedro Báez, Justin Turner, Kiké Hernandez, Joc Pederson, Blake Treinen, Jake McGee, and Alex Wood.

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An Early Free Agent Wishlist for Dodgers

While there isn’t any baseball until late February when pitchers and catchers report to spring training, it doesn’t mean baseball takes a break, as many activities continue year-round. Teams have begun to hire new managers, and soon teams will look to make free-agent offseason splashes. While the winter meetings may not be the same as previous years, baseball fans across the world will be refreshing their Twitter feed to hear the latest rumors as the offseason progresses.

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