The Dodgers are retaining a minimum of considered one of their high free brokers, saying settlement on a four-year contract with Chris Taylor. It’s reportedly a $60MM assure for the Meister Sports activities Administration shopper that additionally accommodates a 2026 membership possibility which might convey the worth of the deal as excessive as $73MM.
Taylor’s reported assure falls a bit shy of MLBTR’s four-year, $64MM projection getting into the offseason. He’d hit the market as a reasonably atypical free agent, having by no means settled into one spot on a star-studded Dodgers roster whereas bouncing across the diamond in a utility capability. Regardless of his lack of a settled function, Taylor has gotten into the lineup on a close to on a regular basis foundation, incomes the group’s belief with uncommon offensive punch for a utilityman.
The Dodgers acquired Taylor from the Mariners in a seemingly minor 2016 deal. That proved to be one of many extra shrewd pick-ups of president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman’s tenure in L.A., although, as Taylor has been a extremely productive participant basically from that second on. The suitable-handed hitter has posted above-average offensive numbers (by measure of wRC+) in every of the previous 5 seasons.
Taylor will get to that manufacturing with a powerful mix of plate self-discipline and energy. He not often chases pitches outdoors the strike zone, and he’s turn into particularly adept at drawing walks over the previous few seasons. He additionally brings 15-20 dwelling run energy to the desk regardless of enjoying in a pitcher-friendly surroundings in L.A. That’s helped Taylor offset larger than common strikeout charges to stay a high quality offensive participant.
Going again to his 2017 breakout, the Virginia native owns a .265/.343/.461 cumulative line. That’s 16 proportion factors above the league common output, not far off his numbers in his platform marketing campaign. Taylor hit .254/.344/.438 with 20 homers in 582 plate appearances in 2021, translating to a 113 wRC+ (13 factors above common). He began particularly scorching, posting a .277/.382/.452 mark by the season’s first half en path to his first profession All-Star choice.
Whereas Taylor’s multi-year monitor file all the time appeared more likely to pay him handsomely this offseason, he did appear at one level as if he’d hit the market on a down notice. The 31-year-old slumped to a .223/.290/.419 line over the common season’s second half, seeing his strikeout price spike to 33.1% within the course of. However Taylor put any questions on his powerful end to relaxation with a monster postseason, popping 4 homers in 43 playoff plate appearances (together with a walk-off shot within the Nationwide League Wild Card recreation) to assist the Dodgers to the NL Championship Sequence.
Beneficial as Taylor is offensively, he’s maybe extra well-known for his protection. Taylor has functioned as a real utility participant through the years, beginning video games at each place apart from first base and catcher. He spends the majority of his time on the higher-value positions up the center of the diamond, significantly at second base and in heart subject.
His return will give skipper Dave Roberts loads of flexibility, and it’s seemingly Taylor will proceed to imagine that rover function now that he’s again in Dodger blue. Wanting on the 2022 roster, it appears the majority of that point might come at second base.
Taylor performed little or no on the keystone down the stretch after L.A. acquired Trea Turner from the Nationals on the commerce deadline. With Corey Seager now in Texas, Turner appears more likely to slide again to his typical shortstop place. That’d go away Taylor and Gavin Lux because the favorites for taking part in time at second, with both participant additionally able to spelling the presumptive beginning outfield of AJ Pollock, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts.
The particular breakdown of Taylor’s deal has but to be reported, however the $15MM common annual worth is the significant determine from a aggressive stability tax perspective. Luxurious tax calculations are based mostly on offers’ AAV’s versus precise payouts constructions. After accounting for the Taylor deal, the Dodgers’ 2022 CBT quantity sits round $231MM, within the estimation of Jason Martinez of Roster Useful resource. That’d have handily exceeded the $210MM first threshold in 2021, though it’s not possible to know exactly the place the CBT markers will land within the subsequent collective bargaining settlement.
The Taylor signing additionally has an oblique impact on the Dodgers’ 2022 draft. He’d acquired and rejected an $18.4MM qualifying supply on the outset of the offseason. The Dodgers received’t straight forfeit a choose for re-signing their very own free agent, however they’re bypassing the choose they’d have acquired had they allowed Taylor to signal elsewhere. That’s a small worth to pay for a participant of Taylor’s caliber, although, significantly for the Dodgers. As a result of they exceeded the CBT threshold in 2021, they’d have solely stood to recoup a choose after the fourth spherical had they allowed Taylor to stroll.
Jeff Passan of ESPN first reported the Dodgers and Taylor have been making progress on an settlement. Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic first reported the perimeters had reached an settlement, in addition to first with the contract phrases.
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Can he pitch?
Leury Garcia a discount in comparison with this projected price ticket!
Taylor is manner higher than Garcia although
I’m nearly sure, transferring ahead, Garcia out performs Taylor. Because the rosters sit, Garcia goes to have substantial enjoying time at second base.
Time to shine!
DanielDannyDano he’ll outperform him warming the bench.
Hahahahaha! DanielDannyDano you’re such a kidder.
5:08 talks about Taylor. I don’t suppose folks understand how good he’s been
I’m extra sure that he received’t.
So completely satisfied for Taylor, he’s been nice to look at the previous few years. Baseball gamer all the time performs laborious, doesn’t complain, performs in all places, can hit for energy, performs wonderful def. Dodgers actually wanted to resign him.
Let’s see, Julio urias, walker buehler, dustin might, tony gonsolin, david worth. Even when they don’t add arms – which, clearly they’ll – dodgers don’t actually have the pitching drawback you appear to suppose they do
@semut, so that you’re principally saying Urias and Buehler. Could is out a lot of the season. gonsolin has harm points. Value is trash
As a Dodgers fan, this can be a poor take. They want two extra dependable starters. May very well be Kershaw (who is sweet for 20 begins) and Castillo, however they’ll definitely add a number of items between now and April.
I’m a Dodger fan however you’re excessive in case you suppose Kershaw is sweet for 20!
I agree they aren’t within the worst form so far as pitching. I don’t suppose Value has a lot left although. The final season he actually contributed to his group was 4 seasons in the past and he can be turning 37 in the course of the upcoming season. Real looking expectations for him are spot beginning and lengthy aid.
What a world! Ahahahaha!
There’s little question that Freidman is wanting so as to add to the beginning rotation as a result of you possibly can by no means have sufficient SP. However as of in the present day the Dodgers don’t have any have to be in desperation mode
SP – Buehler, Urias, Gonsolin, Heaney
***If all goes effectively along with his rehab, Could could possibly be like including one of the best arm in the marketplace across the commerce deadline
Spot Begins – Value
Children who’ve both already or are able to contributing on the ML Stage in 22” – Mitch White, Bobby Miller, Ryan Pepiot
I don’t suppose these guys are prepared Miller or Pepiot. White has been up however for my part restricted upside. He generally is a serviceable #5. More than likely Kershaw returns on a short-year deal, however he’s harm and will not be prepared for the season, and all the time attainable he goes elsewhere. Not precisely thrilled about Gonsolin or Heaney. I believe Friedman might deal for a starter.
This one must occur for the Dodgers and effectively earned. Can be an enormous addition for any group that may play all positions and hit for energy, contact and within the clutch.
Hope this occurs, good for Taylor.
If the value is true I’m all in. But when it’s just a few mil lower than Kris Bryan yearly I’m gonna be upset. I’d fairly have Bryant.
It ought to positively be various mil distinction between the 2 nevertheless I’d wager that who ever finally ends up with Bryant might remorse that
I’d fairly have Taylor as a participant. He’ll additionally price rather less which may be essential when developing a roster. As an illustration, the Dodgers signed Daniel Husdon for $7MM and let Corey Knebel go to the Phillies for $10MM. Folks would possibly say $3MM isn’t some huge cash, however doing a few these can result in including a useful participant or two.
One other factor about Taylor: The face that’s he’s most likely coming again signifies he’s good with how he’s used. Unselfish
*indisputable fact that’s he’s most likely…
Oh on the identical worth perhaps KB over CT. However CT can have an AAV round 16 and KB can be at 25 or extra. CT can be round 4 years and KB can be 7 or 8. Chris Taylor was the best particular person for the Dodgers to convey again. Actually, Dodgers simply want another strong beginning pitcher both Kershaw or Stroman and even Sonny Grey to be prepared for 2022. However given how little Melancon acquired, a Dodgers reunion with Jansen on a one or two 12 months deal appears seemingly.
Are you speaking concerning the Dodgers? They’ve more cash than God. If that they had a $300 million greenback payroll the membership would nonetheless be extremely worthwhile. And who cares. The house owners investments most likely earn that a lot in curiosity annually. Cease worrying about Billionaires saving a couple of million which to them is like the value of a steak dinner to most Individuals.
Have you ever seen the value of a steak dinner these days? Solely billionaires can afford them now
After all he’s good with it. Earlier than the Dodgers gave him an opportunity within the OF he was caught within the extra restricted function of utility infielder. The Dodgers uncorked his worth and his incomes capability. How might any participant not be good with that?
@lebzet Luxurious tax penalties get fairly heavy the longer you keep over. And the draft place you lose can result in actually skinny farms in case you resolve to simply pay the tax. In some unspecified time in the future ALL groups that go over, regardless of how a lot backing they’ve, drop below for the sake of the general well being of the franchise.
@MannyBeingMVP I hoped Jansen would come again on a hometown low cost, however what Raisel Iglesias acquired I don’t suppose that’s very more likely to occur now.
Taylor can play multiple spot the place can Bryant play apart from third?
Mrshyguy….Have you ever watched any baseball in the previous few years? Bryant can play the OF decently. He has good pace for a person of his dimension.
Okay effectively Taylor can play ss, 2nd , and just about any the place within the of and I believe if wanted some third . I’ll take that over no matter Bryant going to get . We don’t want one other “star” simply superb expertise for first rate worth
In recent times Bryant has performed all three OF spots, 1B, SS, and 3B.
Bryant can’t play the center infield. He’s solely spent a couple of innings at SS and that was most likely an emergency
@Gk Enjoying a number of positions is just not the identical as enjoying a number of positions effectively.
Taylor performs 5 positions very well.
Precisely – as a Giants fan I noticed Bryant within the OF and he’s not good. One recreation I used to be at he misinterpret three balls for hits that Yaz would have caught simple.
CF. 1B. LF. RF
He can play within the outfield.
Proper, Left, Heart, and First.
Each OF spot together with 1st B
Bryant has performed 1B and a few OF. He’s not a plus defender within the OF by any means. I’d positively take Taylor’s versatility over Bryant. He’s a fairly good OF and a succesful center IF. His versatility provides their roster far more depth.
Bryant desires to be paid like a star, Taylor doesn’t
Bryant is a star, Taylor isn’t. Each nice of their perspective lanes, however the one comparability you can also make on the 2 is worth for what you get. I selected Taylor from a price perspective however KB is a a lot better participant now and transferring ahead.
Bryant is harm inclined. Taylor is a confirmed playoff winner
I believe Bryant is rather less than a star. An excellent participant, however is he a high 20 participant? As a result of he desires to be paid like one.
Bryant little question is the higher participant for my part however you’d need to pay him much more than Taylor. I believe it might have gone both manner for the Dodgers to signal Taylor or not, however I believe the Dodgers felt somewhat stress when each Scherzer and Seager signed with different groups on the identical day. They clearly knew this may occur however I’m positive they have been involved with fan response and retaining ticket holders, and many others. Taylor is clearly an excellent participant and intensely versatile, however you’re now paying him much more cash than you have been earlier than. That’s the issue that the Dodgers have been dealing with since final season when Okay Hernandez departed.
A group can be dumb sufficient to signal him to a deal just like Strasburg’s although there’s danger of Bryant, like Strasburg, being harm inclined
An underrated side of a flexible man like Taylor is how enhances the manufacturing of his teammates. He can fill in capably for a teammate who wants a relaxation, which retains the opposite participant contemporary and extra productive. In my view, that has huge worth over the course of an extended season.
I believe Taylor is without doubt one of the most underrated gamers within the Nationwide League
I’d most likely go along with Julio Urias however you’d be proper too.
I believe Bryant will get a bit greater than $60 million.
Not an enormous shock. Taylor is a level-headed man who clearly has been appreciative of his time in Los Angeles.
He’s additionally going to understand the 60-70 million they’re going give him
Id respect any metropolis/group within the mlb that simply gave me 64 million at age 31.
He stated on the finish of the playoffs that he had beloved each single minute as a Dodger. It was extra essential to me that he return than Seager. His deal needs to be a fraction of the value and half the size that Seager acquired. However to me, Taylor is just not a “fraction” of the participant Seager is. He’s far more than that.
So it’s a wiser deal for the Dodgers. The minute Seager employed Boras, I figured he can be gone in FA. Seager is just not going to age effectively. He has greater than a “couple of accidents,” as was famous right here. He had main hip surgical procedure and hamstring and again issues, together with the arm harm. Due to this fact, $325 million over 10 years was manner an excessive amount of for him.
Effectively stated. 100%
An early candidate for the put up of the month. Per greenback, Taylor presents extra manufacturing and doesn’t have an issue with transferring from place to place. That’s a optimistic instance for the younger Dodger gamers we’ll be seeing within the years forward. In that manner, his contributions will age effectively even when his numbers ultimately drop off. Chase Utley didn’t hit a lot in any respect for the Dodgers however was a invaluable member of the group.
Taylor, Muncy, and Justin Turner. I’m grateful the Dodgers introduced these three guys on board.
Really, it was precisely the correct quantity for him, as a result of that was what the market paid him.
What! You aren’t allowed to make financial sense in right here.
I do know, I’m suitably ashamed of myself.
Lastly some excellent news!
A lot wanted signal . Glad he acquired paid effectively deserved
This was the one free agent I felt all alongside they couldn’t lose. He can play throughout, performs for guys who’re harm or struggling or want relaxation and appears to come back up clinch as a rule. Actually glad they acquired this finished. They should concentrate on pitching now, if Kershaw isn’t coming again you gotta a minimum of get another starter and another late inning man or nearer except Jansen is again which I doubt. I see followers on social media freaking out however this group remains to be stacked. Yea they want some pitching however they’ll be advantageous and realistically Sager was by no means coming again and Max most definitely was a goner too. Didn’t see both of them coming again though I’d’ve beloved to see Max again. Each acquired overpaid for my part and it’s factor the Dodgers have been good in staying away from these kinds of contracts. Max is up there in age and Saeger has an issue staying wholesome. Possibly being within the AL can be good for him. Want each of one of the best although and I do suppose they’ll do good for each groups. Only a lot for the Dodgers who’ve already paid some guys and produce other gamers arising who have to be paid like Buehler, Urias, Bellinger. Trae Turner may be searching for an extension. They performed it good and are fine condition nonetheless.
Agreed with every thing you stated. Taylor was extra essential to convey again. Seager is not going to age effectively, and he isn’t 5 occasions the participant Taylor is…..325 versus 64 million dedication? No, thanks. SO glad to see this…
I made an error. I assumed I noticed he was getting $64 million however I see now that was the projected determine. Nonetheless, even when Taylor will get somewhat extra per 12 months, Seager is just not twice the participant Taylor is.
It was crucial to get Taylor again. Seager? It could have been good however NOT at these phrases.
Participant worth isn’t some kind of a linear relationship to their pay. A group might fill their beginning rotation with low-cost journeyman as an illustration. It may be cost-effective, however with out a few of these seemingly overpriced high of the rotation guys that group most likely isn’t going to win something.
Taylor is an effective function mannequin for Gavin Lux, who I nonetheless suppose will blossom into a superb participant. Though Lux may need extra uncooked expertise as a hitter, he can study an awesome deal from Taylor’s willingness to be the versatile man on the group. In nowadays of rosters with simply 13 place gamers, it’s essential to have guys who shift round with out complaining. There have been issues over whether or not Seager can be agreeable to a transfer to 3rd base. From the appears of issues, the Dodgers will have the ability to handle that want internally when the time comes.
CeyHey: I believe Lux proved his worth by providing to play/study the outfield, whereas in the midst of a playoff run. I do know it gave him a chance to play someplace however outfield generally is a powerful nut to crack for a lifetime infielder.
He’s their Zobrist…which is essential. of their lineup that all the time will get harm
Wow. Making twice per 12 months than what kike signed for final season.
Yeah however CT didn’t injure Belli.
I used to be type of pondering the Astros would possibly need to nab him up, nevertheless it’s truly good to see him keep in LA. Joyful for his or her followers
Glad to listen to this! Taylor’s versatility has him labeled as “Utility” however each Dodger watcher is aware of he’s far more than a fill-in. Hes been nice in CF and LF, however for no matter motive has appeared a bit misplaced in RF. You possibly can put him anyplace on the infield and never lose something defensively. Good pace, wonderful sturdiness, strong bat. Precisely what each group wants and I’m glad he’s staying put.
Panic transfer for LA. Resign Taylor to save lots of face when he’s not an on a regular basis participant that may warrant this contract.
Wow 16 a 12 months. Good for Taylor
I usually attempt to avoid unfavorable responses to a poster’s opinion, however that is completely not true in Taylor’s case. He begins someplace within the subject on a regular basis for just about each different MLB group.
Taylor was by far essentially the most sign-able between him, Seager and Scherzer. I wouldn’t say panic transfer but when the Dodgers have been 50/50 on signing Taylor I do suppose the unfavorable response from Seager/Scherzer signings had some type of influence on signing Taylor. Nothing on Taylor, clearly he’s an excellent participant and intensely invaluable. It’s about roster building, that goes past 2022, and optimizing the roster. $16mm is much more than the $7.8mm he made final 12 months. Do I believe he’s price $16mm? Unsure nowadays given the place salaries are going.
@ mlbdodger Havent seen the numbers but, untimely to be calling it 16m
Truthful sufficient, however I’d suppose the $16mm aav is the ground although as a consequence of contracts signed thus far.
Nope have a look at CTs stats. Good signing. Nice match. In the event that they play 162, Dodgers will win 95 or extra in 2022. Inform me which different group you can also make that prediction with sufficient confidence to guess on it. Eg, if 162 are performed, 95 wins you win a greenback and 94 wins you lose a greenback.
@angt222 “he’s not an on a regular basis participant”… Actually? I watch most Dodger video games and Taylor is in there just about each recreation. He will not be caught in the identical place, however he’s in there. Good strive, however Taylor warrants the contract as a lot as any man ever has.
He IS principally an on a regular basis participant. He simply has performed a number of positions and never had a set one. He’s within the line-up as a lot as anybody else. He’s completely price it.
Seager’s Dodger profession began with 27 video games in 2015. Taylor’s started with 34 video games in 2016.
Whole video games and bWAR as a Dodger:
Seager: 636 video games; bWar 21.3
Taylor 657 video games; bWar 14.8
Seager is clearly the higher hitter, however with the estimated $16MM per 12 months the Dodgers are saving for “selecting” Taylor over Seager, they’ve the cash and roster flexibility to search out methods to make up for the 1.5 loss in annual bWAR after which some. I’ve religion that Andrew Friedman will get that finished. He most likely has all of it mapped out.
Unsure what you take into account an on a regular basis participant, however you would possibly need to have a look at what the numbers say and check out once more.
Oh angt222, you’re so flawed. Is Seager extra invaluable than Taylor? No! Within the basic scheme of issues, Seager is a terrific participant. However extra invaluable to the Dodgers, completely not. We’ve got Trea Turner at SS. With out Taylor, the Dodgers can’t simply substitute 5 or 6 positions ought to the necessity come up. Seager can’t try this.
Averages greater than 500 PA within the final 4 full seasons however not an on a regular basis participant lol
Yeah he solely performed in 148 video games final 12 months.
Glad to listen to we acquired CT he was a key free agent we needed to preserve
I understand with sabrmetrics batting avg isn’t valued as a lot as OBP now however can we actually name a .277 avg, .382 OBP & .452 slugging a “scorching” begin?
Wouldn’t this be the equal of an NBA participant making many journeys to the FT line and saying “he’s on fireplace”?
Taylor’s market should not have been what he hoped or he simply felt comfy with LAD
Phrases not but introduced, so that you may be getting forward of your self.
Report was that Taylor’s camp stated he actually needed to remain and cash wasn’t an important factor. Wow, how refreshing!
Rattling! Rattling, Rattling!! Rattling, DAMN, Rattling, Rattling!!!! I needed him again in Seattle…By no means ought to’ve gave up on him within the 1st place!!!
I’m guessing 4/75. A number of curiosity in him
Now go get a frontline starter, signal Freeman, and re-sign Joc.
Freddy and Joc? Who do you bench to play these guys? Is senseless, and Friedman’s strikes make sense.
Joc is depth and would fill the function hitting in opposition to RH pitching, a lot as he did the previous few years in LA. You’re actually signing him for the postseason, since he’s fairly mediocre from April-September.
Freeman replaces Muncy at first whereas he rehabs his UCL tear. With Seager gone, Trea Turner slides over to his pure place of SS, whereas Lux performs 2B. As soon as Muncy returns, he slots in at 2B, making Lux a depth piece or a commerce chip.
This truly makes TOO MUCH sense so most likely received’t occur.
Muncy can be prepared for opening day, in accordance with the Dodgers.
I’ll imagine it after I see it. I keep in mind that Belli was solely going to overlook a few weeks after that HBP final 12 months and it wound up being for much longer AND he wasn’t actually proper till the postseason.
That’s all we’ve been instructed. Every little thing else is pure guesswork.
@AshamedMethGoat, Why do you select to be unfavorable. I’ve seen there’s a big phase of Dodger followers who try this. That is the best-run group within the recreation. Every little thing can be advantageous. It doesn’t make any sense to worsen your self over nothing. Severely, I’ve been a Dodger fan since 1968 and that is by far one of the best period for the franchise throughout that point. 12 months after 12 months, each recreation they play is significant.
By the way in which, I’m probably not fascinated by a reunion with Joc. Whereas I respect his contributions to the Dodgers, his deteriorating protection and lack of pace detract from his general worth.
I completely agree that the Dodgers FO is without doubt one of the two or three finest within the recreation.
Whereas I believe the Btaves ought to give Freeman 6 years/190 million, no motive for the Dodgers to do it.
I’d sooner have the Dodgers commerce Gavin Lux and Diego Cartaya for Olson, which can also be pointless. That solely works if there’s a DH slot for Turner and Muncy slides to 3B. It is a 106 or 107 win group that misplaced Kershaw, Jansen and Knebel. Seager was upgraded to Trea for 2022. Knebel was changed with Hudson. Dodgers simply want another starter, both Kershaw or another person good. Jansen can be a luxurious however Treinan can be advantageous.
I wouldn’t commerce these two whatever the DH. They determine to be large elements of the group’s future. That stated, ongoing discussions between the Dodgers and A’s wouldn’t be a foul factor.
Simply sit tight and watch what Friedman comes up with. I’m positive we’ll be completely satisfied ultimately.
Re starters: I agree they should get one if not two. Don’t neglect Could can be again in August (although perhaps not able to be a starter) and Bobby Miller seems to be on the quick monitor. Because the Dodgers will nearly definitely be within the playoff combine, they will make additional upgrades at subsequent 12 months’s commerce deadline.
Re Jansen: I agree he can be extra of a luxurious at this level. But when the Dodgers re-sign him, the ultimate two years/$16MM of Treinen’s contract would have huge commerce worth. In the meantime, it will likely be good having Ferguson and Kahnle again from the IL.
I’ve been a Dodger fan since 1953. Geez! I can’t imagine I truly posted that for all to see. Anyway, Friedman is an excellent FO man. The Dodgers simply acquired the one participant again that we really wanted. Will miss Max and Seager however paying that worth would have been inexcusable.
I like Joc as a platoon LF and general depth. I believe he can nonetheless be productive in opposition to RH pitching and offers a lot wanted lefty bat. Protection received’t be nice although.
Yeah they each had the identical harm proper?
Not stunned they overpaid. They’ve taken a giant hit thus far.
Hasn’t each group signing large FAs overpaid this offseason? Texas spent half a billion on two gamers. They didn’t overpay? Mets didn’t overpay for $43 million a 12 months? Taylor was an important place participant for them to retain.
I’ve solely seen a pair offers that have been lower than I anticipated. Melancon 2 yrs/14 mil, I assumed 1 yr/12 mil. I assumed Gausman would get a pair million greater than he did.
Dodgers aren’t at their very own degree anymore… idk Even suppose they’re a high 3 group as presently constructed…
Nonetheless higher than the Mets.
I concur. Mets are an previous group with perhaps one wholesome starter. I don’t know if they will rely on deGrom, Carrasco or Peterson as being wholesome till spring coaching, if then.
The Mets are actually the oldest group in baseball by a snug margin.
So near a coherent sentence MetsFan22. Maintain engaged on it, my good friend.
Greatest comp would most likely be zobrist. Hell of a Swiss military knife.
Sure Zobrist and Taylor are very related gamers. Each play nearly each place and appear to be fairly clutch
Higher than paying Seager.
Love the wage and I’m completely satisfied they’re bringing CT3 again. I simply hope Friedman isn’t finished in the present day. Want a starter and a primary baseman as a result of if in the present day was opening day, Edwin Rios, coming off a missed 12 months is our first baseman. I like Edwin, however there is no such thing as a assure he’s 100%
Phrases not but introduced.
@grabarkewitz, There’s loads of time earlier than at any time when spring coaching begins. Andrew Friedman has confirmed to be a grasp at assessing the market and ready for the best time to strike. Persistence is a advantage and he has performed that recreation effectively up to now, a lot to the delight of Dodger followers. I’m not anxious even a tiny bit.
As we speak is Dec. 1, NOT Opening Day. Constructing a lineup on the premise that “If in the present day was opening day” is fairly shaky baseball. And I’m assured that if Muncy cant reply the decision when opening day truly comes we’ve a man named Bellinger that may be very strong at 1st.
I agree with you, though I see what level he/she is attempting to make. The Dodgers nonetheless have holes to fill and so they hope that the Dodgers will nonetheless exit and make some strikes
Eh, there aren’t that many holes. A beginning pitcher, for positive. Possibly one other outfielder if Bellinger has to spend time at 1B till Muncy returns. There aren’t any different obtrusive weaknesses, although you possibly can guess Friedman will discover methods to make the group higher. As issues now stand, I can’t consider one other MLB roster I’d fairly have.
The outlet on the high of the rotation is large, and it received’t get loads smaller even if Kershaw is re-signed. Is anybody nonetheless left on the boards who can fill it? Seager’s offensive output is nearly not possible to exchange.
Effectively, they do have Trea Turner to play quick now. Turner is a good SS who runs extraordinarily quick/effectively. He can also deal with the bat, as he’s confirmed by hitting .328 in 2021(.303 in his profession). Undoubtedly places stress on the opposing group and is a really invaluable participant. The Dodgers are fools to not lengthen him earlier than he hits FA on the finish of 2022
You might be proper. They don’t have too many holes, though we noticed in 2021 that they didn’t have as a lot depth as everybody anticipated. 106 wins positively is kind of the accomplishment, don’t get me flawed, but when they didn’t have so many accidents I wouldn’t have been stunned to see them over 110(sure I do know it sounds loopy nevertheless it’s the Dodgers)
I do know what the Dodgers have in T. Turner however my level is that they had each Seager and him within the lineup for the previous few months. And FWIW the Dodgers not often lengthen anyone.
Precisely. It’s not like Gavin Lux goes to place up Seager sort of numbers. Let’s face it the Dodgers will proceed to say no in general expertise except both of two issues occur. (1) They spend like loopy manner over $300mm to $350mm which we all know received’t occur; or (2) They discover ridiculous low-cost manufacturing choices like they’ve up to now with guys like J Turner, M Muncy, C. Taylor or younger expertise like Seager, Bellinger, Buehler, W. Smith of their early days, and many others. I don’t suppose followers understand how irregular the Dodgers run has been by way of sustaining that sort of expertise degree. It’s merely not sustainable. At some factors a budget guys need to receives a commission, and in case you can’t replenish that cheaper expertise you possibly can’t maintain. Occurs steadily and sadly that is the start of the decline for the Dodgers except…Let’s see the way it performs out.
Taylor in heart? Belli at first?
Whereas I might have seen him going to a group just like the Giants or Mariners I can’t say I didn’t anticipate him to stay in LA. They’ve handled him fairly effectively and they’d have been so silly to not resign him
Actually glad to see LA preserving Taylor within the fold. Stable signing and value each penny – hustles every single day, versatile, constant, sturdy, and a strong citizen. Imo his loss would have been extra important to this group than the lack of Seager. FO is aware of what they’re doing regardless of the Bauer fiasco.
this ensures the yankees can be enjoying some journeyman pirate castoff in centerfield as soon as hicks will get harm
Has anybody heard something on the Tio Albert entrance? I haven’t seen something. If worth is true, convey him again to assist out at first if Muncy does miss the beginning of the season?
Since Albert received’t be signed by anybody earlier than the lockout, the Dodgers can wait out the Muncy factor. The worst factor about that’s Max received’t have entry to group docs in the course of the lockout. However given the Dodgers’ penchant for planning out every thing, one thing has most likely been organized to guarantee he will get one of the best care attainable. How the Dodgers deal with participant well being conditions is what makes them a horny vacation spot for rehabbing gamers. We Dodger followers needs to be happy with that.
Boring ! Signal Freddy Freeman !
Pure guess: 5yrs/13.5 AAV/67.5 M. Possibly went to 70M.
The Seager v Taylor debate (above) doesn’t make a lot sense to me. Nonetheless want a giant bat to exchange Seager.
And that bat most likely must be LH – particularly with the information about Max’s elbow and actually not with the ability to rely on Bellinger’s bat. Which is why the Freeman and Olson rumors make sense.
Had a sense Taylor coming again. Why? Probably not enjoying out within the media the way in which different free brokers have been!! Which suggests Freidman is critical!
MISSED IT BY THAT [ = ] MUCH !!
In response to knowledgeable sources, The Marlins have been in on Chris Taylor proper up till he signed the deal to hitch the Dodgers.. The Marlins made a “sturdy” supply, however not one which matched the Dodgers’ monetary dedication. The Marlins weren’t the one group to be outbid.
The Minnesota Twins had additionally been linked to Taylor.
Wished the Marlins to get him. Oh effectively!
Glad Chris acquired his contract. I spoke to David Wright who was from Chris’s space inVA and labored out wirh him within the off season early in Chris’s profession and late in David’s. Davvid needs the Mets might have acquired Chris previous to his commerce to the Dodgers, however theMets scouts on the time didn’t see Wright’s imaginative and prescient ( and look the way it turned out.). Good for Chris. He’s man too.
Nice deal on each side.
Tigers ought to have signed him.
Taylor’s playoff efficiency helped him obtain a greater contract. The timing was nice. He has turn into an excellent participant and can earn this cash. I want him continued success. L.A. followers ought to cheer this signing.
More than happy for Chris and the Dodgers! Good to see laborious work, self-discipline, optimistic power and management rewarded!
Guess QO’ing a participant isn’t disrespectful and doesn’t assure that he received’t signal with you in spite of everything *cough* Kershaw *cough* *cough*
Which doesn’t apply to why Kershaw wasn’t given a QO. He wasn’t given a QO as a result of the Dodgers knew Kershaw wanted extra time to resolve what he even desires to do along with his future. Giving him a QO would have pressured him to make a preliminary choice, earlier than he was prepared to take action. That was it, plain and easy. They did it to respect Kershaw’s choice course of, to not keep away from the supposed “disrespect” of giving him a QO.
Hate hate, HATE seeing Seager go, but when the Dodgers can signal Freeman? I’m good with it, particularly figuring out Taylor is again. You now have depth to let Max Muncey heal correctly and sure be the DH, together with JT, for 2022. Maintain Lux, signal one other starter or two. and let’s go!
Can’t have each Turner and Seager
4/60 is lower than I assumed it could be given all of the loopy offers the final couple of weeks.
Was pondering 5/90+ was attainable.
I believe it’d blow to be a Dodgers fan this winter. They principally need to resign Taylor, Scherzer (Mets), Kershaw, Jansen, Kelly, Seager (Rangers), simply to interrupt even. Though Kelly’s simply replaceable. I assumed JTurner solely signed a 1-year deal final winter, however apparently not as a result of I don’t suppose he’s a FA. I believe he might have signed a 3-year deal.
@dsett Right here’s how this Dodger fan sees it:
Max was only a employed gun. He was all the time going to comply with the cash. Seager can be missed, however Trea is definitely a greater SS. Possibly not the facility Seager has, however general recreation I’d say is a slight improve.. Though I like Kersh, he’s clearly previous his prime as has moved into the “typically injured” class. Stable when wholesome, however the worth needs to be sane. Kelly pitched very well, and that isn’t simply changed. However he might have blown out his elbow in that final look.
Nice deal for each side. Very completely satisfied he’s again in Dodger blue.
Taylor is the kind of man whose jersey I’d gladly purchase and put on.
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