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Dodgers News: Donaldson and Betts Linked to LA, Friedman Talks Budget, Ryu Not Cy Young, and More!

It’s hot stove season as baseball is knee deep in its annual general manager meetings. As such, a lot of chatter — not just about the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal — is coming out of Arizona.

First, Los Angeles was finally officially linked to free agent 3B Josh Donaldson.

Dodgers Reportedly Interested in Third Baseman Josh Donaldson

Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox continues to be linked to Los Angeles this off-season.

Dodgers Continue to be Linked to Red Sox Outfielder Mookie Betts

Importantly, Andrew Friedman has supposedly not been instructed to stay under the luxury tax in 2020.

Dodgers: Ownership Not Forcing Andrew Friedman to Stay Under Luxury Tax

Ryu Loses Cy Young

Mets’ ace right-hander Jacob deGrom took home the NL Cy Young on Wednesday with Hyun-Jin Ryu coming in second place in the voting:

Dodgers News: Hyun-Jin Ryu Finishes Second in Cy Young Voting

Dodgers Coaches

At the GM meetings, Andrew Friedman confirmed Mark Prior as LA’s new pitching coach.

Dodgers: Andrew Friedman Confirms Mark Prior as New Pitching Coach

The Dodgers lost their Triple-A hitting coach on Wednesday:

Dodgers Triple-A Hitting Coached Hired Away by Chicago White Sox

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Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Donaldson is 34 years of age!!!! Aren’t there any young players Af could go after who might positively impact our team? Could it be we might go after Rendon? I doubt it because it involves a major financial outlay. And, IMHO, we need SP and BP help. And a RHB. And why would Rendon leave the Nats? He has a WS ring, and a nice team around him. An infield of Rendon-Seager-Lux- Max sounds nice. Outfield of Belles- Verdugo-Joc/Taylor isn’t bad. Pollock, Kiki, Barnes, and a BP pitcher or two are expendable. But, I do not envision it happening. Go Blue!!!

  2. I’d love it if the Dodgers could somehow land Betts. He fits perfectly. I think a combo of Ruiz and another mid-level pitching prospect should get the job done. If it’s major league talent the Sox want, consider Pederson. He’s got huge power. Slotting Betts into that Dodgers lineup, and moving Belly to center…wow. That would be incredible. The Dodgers need righty pop. Betts fits the bill!

  3. Well we lost out on Will Smith….
    Who else can replace Jansen and Baez?
    Please trade both for a really good young pitcher!
    We need Rendon……l
    We need Cole…….

  4. Lux third base, Seaver short, Muncy second, Turner first, Bellinger, Verdugo, outfield…..Dodgers need pitching. Bring up best prospects. Test them in Winter ball. Then go after what is best for team don’t spend on 30+ year olds. There are Rookies you can use for cheap….save money and see what will improve team after a few months into season. Be wise or you will end up empty again.

  5. I like Donaldson… Along with
    Pitchers Picked Up
    Wade Miley LHP
    Madison Bumgarner LHP
    Kirby Yates
    MacKenzie Gore LHP.
    Dean Kreamer RHP

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