The first day of the Winter Meetings is complete but every team is working 24/7 to perfect their roster for 2017. The Dodgers might have a tough time deciding which free agents they want to choose due to their finances.
Rich Hill was being eyed by the Dodgers on Saturday which was reported by Peter Gammons of MLB Network. The contract details were specified as a three-year, $40 million + starting in 2017.
Earlier this week, there were five other potential teams looking at the 36-year-old pitcher but now the Dodgers have a problem.
According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Dodgers roster has filled up 39 spots of the 40-man roster. This will cause a problem if the Dodgers want to sign other potential players.
Dodgers' 40-man roster at 39. They can't add Hill + anyone else until they clear spots. They are shopping Scott Kazmir, McCarthy, others.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 5, 2016
The other two options, Scott Kazmir and Brandon McCarthy, who have a history of injuries in 2016 are fighting for the No. 2 stop behind Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers are going to pursue Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, and Chase Utley to secure some dominance in the roster.
Now Dodger fans will have to keep on waiting to find out what their club will do next during Day 2 of the Winter Meetings.
Sounds like the Dodgers won't announce a deal with Rich Hill tonight. So there is that.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) December 4, 2016
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will hold his Winter Meetings media session on Tuesday at 12 p.m. PT. Hopefully he will address what everyone wants to hear.
When do you think the Dodgers will close this deal with Rich Hill? Or will they?
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