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Dodgers News: Kiké Hernandez Talks About His Last Season in Blue

Kiké Hernandez talks about his contract expiring at the end of the season.

From the moment that Kiké Hernandez was traded to the Dodgers back in December of 2014, he has been a fan favorite. Always full of charisma and charm, Kiké won over the Los Angeles fan base with his antics early on. And now, nearly six years later, that time may be coming to an end.

Kiké is set to hit free agency at the end of the year, and it seems like he will be playing for a team other than the Dodgers in 2021. He talked about his expiring contract and potential future with am570’s David Vassegh

You know obviously, it’s inevitable. You think about it even when you’re not trying to…I don’t want game five of last year’s NLDS to be the last taste if that’s the case. I want to win a World Series with this team, we have as good of a chance with anyone to do that. If this is it for me in Dodger blue, it would be awesome for me to go out raising that trophy and have the last Dodgers game be that parade in Los Angeles. 

If this is indeed Kiké’s last season with the Dodgers, what a wild ride it has been. The super-utility man has played every position on the diamond, aside from catcher, and provided fans with years of entertainment. I know I will never forget that NLCS game that he hit three homeruns in to send the Dodgers to their first World Series since 1988.

The fact of the matter is, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for the Dodgers to retain Kiké. Around the diamond, they’ve got talent locked up for enough years to make him an overpriced luxury if they were to hold onto him. Not to mention the guys waiting to get their playing time that cost far less, like Matt Beaty and Edwin Rios, who could both start to factor in this year. 

If this is goodbye to Kiké, all Dodgers fans can say, is thank you. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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