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Dodgers News: Walker Buehler Arbitration Update, Multi-year Contract in the Works?



Today we’re digging into the potentially tricky contract status of Los Angeles Dodgers ace pitcher Walker Buehler. The All-Star right-hander filed for arbitration at $4.15 million, and the Dodgers countered at $3.3 million according to MLB insider Mark Feinsand. We assess Butane’s value and wonder if it makes sense for both sides to work out a multi-year contract before the start of the season.

Plus, just how dominant of a postseason pitcher is Walker Buehler and did the Dodgers engage in service time manipulation in 2018?

Related: How Far Apart are Dodgers with Walker Buehler and Austin Barnes in Arbitration?

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  1. Listening to Doug is exhausting. He never seems to come up for air and repeats himself continually. He is very knowledgeable but the delivery is something that I find hard to listen to.

  2. I hope there’s an extension in the works. Pay the player FOR his prime years, not because/after them. Same goes for Urias, Bellinger and hopefully Seager. I hope Friedman isn’t gambling on signing Seager after he hits free agency. He will have numerous suitors with offers, especially if he has a year like 2020.

    I’d love to move Price, but don’t know if anyone would take THAT contract. Might be better to give him a $6 signing bonus this year on a new $64 mil 10-year deal. That would take him well into his retirement years…

    • There is no way Buehler would ever sign a 10 year $64m contract, even if you meant a signing bonus of $6m not just $6. To even suggest it is crack-smoking at its finest. Maybe 3 or 4 year deal for $64m, but seriously, not that cash for 10 years. Buehler and his agent aren’t that stupid.

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