NL Notes: Dodgers, Arenado, Yastrzemski, Nationals
By Anthony Franco | November 29, 2020 at 2:21pm CDTSome notes from across the Nationwide League:
The Dodgers have been speculated upon as a possible candidate to amass Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado this offseason. Nevertheless, the potential roadblocks to such a deal are “monumental,” notes Buster Olney of ESPN, who feels they might be “inconceivable to beat.” Certainly, MLBTR’s Steve Adams detailed the challenges of any deal involving Arenado coming collectively in an outline of his potential commerce market. Arenado’s lofty contract may very well be a good greater obstacle than regular within the wake of groups’ income losses in 2020. The 29-year-old star had a down season offensively, and it’s anybody’s guess whether or not the Rockies would contemplate shifting Arenado to a division rival.
Mike Yastrzemski garnered some down poll NL MVP help this previous season due to a stellar .297/.400/.568 slash line. He has been incredible offensively because the Giants acquired him with little fanfare from the Orioles coming into the 2019 season. Not surprisingly, Yastrzemski want to keep in San Francisco long-term, he mentioned earlier this week (through Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports activities Bay Space). It’s not clear the Giants would have a lot urgency to work out an extension, although. Unbelievable manufacturing however, Yastrzemski’s already 30 and controllable by way of 2025. He’ll make simply north of the league minimal in 2021 however stands probability at reaching arbitration-eligibility as a Tremendous Two participant subsequent offseason.
What free brokers would possibly the Nationals pursue this offseason? Britt Ghiroli of the Athletic examines potential targets, with infield and pitching assist the most probably areas for an improve. A Trevor Bauer addition most likely isn’t within the playing cards, Ghiroli feels, however the prime place gamers in the marketplace may very well be a chance. Additionally nonetheless on the desk, per Ghiroli: a reunion with free agent reliever Sean Doolittle. The 34-year-old southpaw was typically glorious over his time in Washington however endured a depressing 2020 season.
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