The Dodgers are in danger of losing most of their free agents to other teams this offseason. After signing Blake Treinen to a new deal, they’ve already watched Enrique Hernandez, Alex Wood, and Pedro Baez sign new deals.
And now, the possibility of Joc Pederson leaving in free agency seems very real. Most anticipated that if there were teams interested in signing Joc that the Dodgers would be out on him. After all, Joc is probably going to earn decent money in his first year of free agency, and Los Angeles doesn’t exactly have the room for his platoon bat.
The latest rumor is that Joc might be interested in playing near home with the Giants. A Palo Alto native, Joc grew up less than 30 miles from where the Giants play their games. Pederson signing a deal with the Giants would make 2 Dodgers this month after Alex Wood inked a deal.
The report out of the San Francisco Chronicle notes that the Giants have been looking at several outfield options for the 2021 season. That would include looking in free agency as Farhan Zaidi continues his massive rebuild of the franchise. If successful, the Giants would have a bat that hit 130 homeruns for the Dodgers in 7 years of platoon work.
Throughout his career with the Dodgers, Joc was held to a .191 batting average against left-handed pitching in limited opportunities. That number had started to improve a little as Joc got more opportunities against southpaws in 2019 and 2020.
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