The Dodgers have not re-signed Justin Turner. They have lost Craig Kimbrel, Tyler Anderson, Cody Bellinger, Chris Martin, Tommy Kahnle, Andrew Heaney, and Trea Turner to free agency or non-renewal of club option. David Price is a free agent and the Dodgers have expressed no interest in re-signing him. They have not signed Aaron Judge or Xander Bogaerts or Dansby Swanson (although he’s still available) or Justin Verlander or Jacob DeGrom. They’ve signed Shelby Miller and Jason Heyward; amusingly, the Braves traded Heyward to the Cardinals for Miller in 2014.
All in all, so far the Dodgers have made no external moves to meet any of their needs at shortstop, center field, or starting pitching, although Clayton Kershaw is coming back. There’s plenty of time to do so; spring training won’t start until February 14.
The fans are restless.
Mele Kalikimaka to all !
Happy Holidays Elysians.
A song for Trevor… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5keee-Wkd5s
Bauer suspension reduced. Eligible to pitch immediately.
Pretty darn good starting rotation.
It’s Schadenfreude time for Dodger fans watching the Gnats’ off-season.
Bah. I don’t think they tried very hard to keep JT, and now he’s gone to the Red Sox.
Hate to see him go. At least it is not to a team in our division. That would have really been a bummer. Hope he is back in a couple of years as a coach or manager.
Guess they underestimated the market for him. The Bosox giving him maybe almost double what the FO had pencilled in.
He’ll be reunited with Kenley and Kiké. Plus Alex, yes? Dodgers East?
Dodgers farm club.
So long Justin Turner. Signing with Red Sox for 1 year/$14M with $8M player option for 2024. Good luck JT. It was a good run. You will be missed.
More on Martinez. Might spend some time in left field:
Dodgers sign JD Martinez for 1year/$10M. Probably spells the end of Justin Turner in Dodger Blue.
Looks like the Dodgers are content to have Lux play shortstop next season until and unless he proves he can’t.
Add another body to the utility player mix. They just acquired 24-year-old Yonny Hernández for cash.
The Dodgers have signed Thor to a one-year contract. Syndergaard
Another reclamation project: the Dodgers have traded minor league pitcher Jeff Belge to the Tampa Bay Rays for right-hander J.P. Feyereisen.
I was not expecting this when I headed out to lunch in the Bellavista neighborhood of Santiago de Chile (spoiler – I ate elsewhere). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba8479c4c55bbd4a1ce7a7a871f84fe0861ca981fb9322ebfddb364405116576.jpg
We need a decision on the Bauer case. AF’s hands are somewhat tied until he knows the Bauer status.
Senga to the Mets. I was hoping we would sign him.
Even with your bottomless pocketbook providing the bulk of his contract, I don’t think the rest of us here could make up the difference.
Until the situation with Bauer’s contract is settled, this is what fans have to expect. There are certainly some exciting rookies, but the Padres have constructed a super team,
They may know what will happen with Bauer within a week. I wonder if they have told all free agents that they are interested in to wait a bit if interested in signing with the Dodgers.
Good point, though the only talent still out there for me is Correa, and that ain’t happening. Rodon could be useful, but will want too many years, though he might settle for two years with a big paycheck. Swanson will also want more years than I would want to give him.
Besides, happy to go with Lux.