The chips are finally starting to fall at quite the pace for the Los Angles Dodgers, the latest such being Kenta Maeda signing with the team after a couple visits and weeks of the Dodgers being favorites to land him.
This is one of the rare occasions where the leaks came to fruition, which is why rumors are reported so often. As much as fans might frustrated with how rumors tend to dominate “news”, every so often, the dots connect. Alright, I’m off the soapbox.
The deal might be a huge one, which is somewhat interesting, but will probably have some kind of opt out for either the player or team.
Jon Heyman broke the news as it was relayed to him:
Hearing from a baseball source, kenta maeda and dodgers are in agreement. No word on $. @DfineNrmLC all over this one
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 31, 2015
Specifics still need to surface and a physical is in order, but as of right now, Maeda is the right arm the Dodgers needed in a bad way until Brandon McCarthy comes back from Tommy John surgery somewhere around the All Star break.
The initial report is as follows, but man… Eight years seems pretty long.
— Christopher meola (@DfineNrmLC) December 31, 2015
Regardless, as we await details all we can say to Maeda is Welcome not just to the Dodgers, Kenta, but to the United States!