Dodgers Interested In Top Free Agents
The enormous spending Dodgers have the cash to spend on any of the most perfect free operators – right-handers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg and third baseman Anthony Rendon – and they are in fact thinking about them, as per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Nonetheless, the extravagance charge disapproved of group’s going to remain “restrained” in its quest for those three, per Heyman.
There are barely any need zones on the Dodgers, prove by the reality they won a National League-high 106 games in 2019. In spite of the fact that the Dodgers fell in a resentful to the inevitable World Series-winning Nationals in the NLDS, it’s difficult to deny the ability that is close by. The Dodgers could do alongside nothing this offseason and still seem as though one of the majors’ chief groups at the beginning of one year from now, however president Andrew Friedman and Co. are in any case attempting to better the program with an end goal to improve LA’s odds of breaking a title dry season that returns to the 1980s.
All things considered, including any of Cole, Strasburg or Rendon would speak to a definitely more costly pickup than anybody the Friedman-drove Dodgers have marked so far. Since Friedman took over after the 2014 season, the Dodgers have spent $80MM at most on a free specialist, having re-marked Kenley Jansen entering 2017. Cole may wind up significantly increasing that aggregate, with MLBTR anticipating a $256MM ensure, while Rendon should obscure $200MM in his own privilege and Strasburg has a solid opportunity to move toward that sum.
Either Cole or Strasburg would apparently fill in as an able substitution for Hyun-Jin Ryu, who’s a free operator after what was a close Cy Young season in 2019. Indeed, even with none of those names in the overlap, the Dodgers seem to be fit as a fiddle with Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Tony Gonsolin, Julio Urias, Kenta Maeda and Dustin May arranging as their top starters for next season. Furthermore, they’re additionally getting along admirably at third with Justin Turner, however he could move over the precious stone in the event that they make a significant sprinkle at the hot corner.