The Dodgers might be done with spending in the bullpen, but there are clear voids to fill in the roster One of those voids would be at third base. Whether their plan there is to bring Justin Turner back is anyone’s guess at this point.
But one rumor that continues to circulate is that the Dodgers will go after an alternative to JT. DJ LeMahieu is a name that has grown in the Los Angeles rumor mill, and that chatter has only grown with the Yankees falling short of his contract demands.
As it turns out, the Dodgers might not be willing to take on some of DJ’s contract demands either. The latest report is that Los Angeles might not be willing to take on the fifth year of his contract which has been part of the problem with his return to the Yankees.
If that’s the case, the Dodgers would likely have to beat out New York in terms of dollars. That would obviously require a commitment to go over the luxury tax threshold, but there also has not been a clear indication they are set on staying under.
For now, the Yankees offer to DJ is reported to be for 4 years and $84 million. That puts him right around $21 million per year, but also well short of the $110million figure he is seeking. If the Dodgers were to go 4 years at $90+ million, LeMahieu could very well be headed out west.
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