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Dodgers: Chris Taylor Among LA’s 3 Who Are Extended Qualifying Offer



The Dodger made their first official moves with an eye on next season last night. Sunday was the deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers to their own free agents who meet certain criteria. Here’s how MLB.com’s Juan Toribio explains the financials of it.

A qualifying offer is a one-year deal worth the mean salary of MLB’s 125-highest-paid players. That value changes every season. This year, the value for the qualifying offer is $18.4 million.

With that, Corey Seager and Chris Taylor were officially extended the qualifying offer, which was mostly as expected. However, the club declined to extend the offer to Clayton Kershaw.

We break down the decisions and discuss what it means for all three players’ futures with the Dodgers. Plus who is the more important free agent? Corey Seager or Chris Taylor? And does Kershaw’s lack of an offer mean LA would consider moving on from the franchise icon?

WATCH: Dodgers Extend Offers to Seager & Taylor, Don’t Offer Kershaw, More Important Seager or CT3?

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Written by Doug McKain

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  1. Headline says 3 Dodgers are extended QA. Ok, besides Seager and CT3, who is the third (Kersh was not the third).

    Come on, make the headline relevant….

  2. Bryant isn’t a bad idea. The Dodgers will be light on LH bats next year and they need a guy like Bryant who is a bad ball hitter to punish pitchers that get our guys to swing at trash, which seems to happen more than I like in the playoffs. If everyone in the Dodger lineup is selective, then we get shut out by guys who throw just enough borderline pitches to get our guys to chase. I love having a Vlad Guerrero type who can hit anything to demoralize pitchers who are painting corners. Also, I wouldn’t let the Braves have Freeman without a fight. If they have to overpay to keep him from cashing in with the Dodgers, that will help us down the road.

  3. I say sign Chris Turner, let him play Third – let Justin hit if they go to DH – it would be perfect for him. His throws to first were not really on the money last season making some pretty weird errors in the process, plus he does spend a 1/3 of each season injured. I say let Corey go to NY, he will be disappointed. Let Gavin Lux play shortstop because he was great when Corey was down and job security does wonders for confidence…let Trea turner continue to play 2nd and for the millions he gets paid, he can refine his skills. Scherzer needs to go away, sorry – $30 million and you can only go 4 innings WHEN WE NEED YOU>>. I take issue with someone who said Max rocked at the end of this year, he sucked in the playoffs and his last 3 starts weren’t so hot…don’t know what that guy was watching. Dodgers need a pitcher. Kenley is old..he can go save games for someone else. But we need pitching, not 100 year old pitchers like Cole Hamels or Scherzer we need real pitchers who can go 7-8 innings. Dave Roberts needs to leave the analytics in his pocket it doesn’t work for the Dodgers.

  4. Corey Seager has already signed with the Texas Rangers for a 10 year 325 million dollars. He will never sign with the Dodgers again.

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