The Dodgers have 7 key free agents from the World Series team set to hit the market. While they may retain a few, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that most would be on their way to a different team.
Dodgers President of Baseball Operations recently made an appearance on am570 to discuss those free agents. In his mind, he wants to make sure that they do what is best for their careers and their family’s in terms of seeking out contracts.
All of our guys that are free agents right now have earned that right. And they’ve gotten to this point in their career, and so for them, it’s about going out and seeing if there’s a better opportunity in terms of more playing time…We’ve reached out to each of our guys individually just to share the mindset and also to encourage them to do that…We’re allowing them some time to go through it and figure out what’s best for them and their family. If it happens to be somewhere else that stinks and its the end of that chapter, but we’ll wish them nothing the best.
It really speaks to the mindset and the atmosphere surrounding the Dodgers. For years, we’ve heard players and ex-players talk about the organization as a place where they felt they were important. Friedman’s words about his potential free agents would certainly exemplify that.
Justin Turner, Alex Wood, Blake Treinen, Enrique Hernandez, Joc Pederson, Jake McGee, and Pedro Baez are all current free agents. The Dodgers will likely make a push to retain Turner and maybe 1 of those pitchers.
It’s truly unlike anything you will ever hear from any MLB general manager or front office executive. But the Dodgers aren’t like any other organization in baseball.
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