With the offseason officially beginning, a few of the Dodgers’ players enter into free agency. Unfortunately, some of these players will not be returning next year. Among LA’s 7 key free agents are outfielder Joc Pederson and super-utility man Enrique Hernandez.
Last week on Twitter asked fans, if it came down to picking one of these long-time Dodgers to come back, would it be Kiké or Joc?” Apparently, this was a difficult question for fans.
I refuse to choose and you can’t make me ????
— Megan Ashley (@dodgermacncheez) November 9, 2020
Joc had some clutch at-bats this postseason, further cementing the moniker Joctober.
Joc and its not close. A former All Star with the talent to do it again. Hits the ball harder than ANYONE in MLB. Never critized fans for being to quiet and is the first person out to cheer for all his teammates . Also from OUR farm system and a legacy. Awesome family too
— Sean (@hook1955) November 9, 2020
With his versatility and the energy he brings to the field/dugout, it seems as though Kiké was ultimately the choice for fans.
Damn that’s hard but I might have to go with kike cuz his defense and he’s clutch at times and also he’s the life of the clubhouse
— ernesto meneses (@ernestomeneses1) November 9, 2020
Kiké being Kiké always plays up for fans of the boys in blue.
— Paulina Gonzalez-Brito #AdiosTrump (@PauGonzalez323) November 9, 2020
On Dodgers Nation’s official Facebook page, fans remained mostly split on these two recent LA icons.
I’d like to see them both back. Kiké is a valuable utility player and Joc is someone who has shown that he shines in the postseason! And that’s what we need to win in the postseason…players who step up then!
Joc is great for playoffs… he is great at working the count … we have too many right handed hitters already.
They come as a pair, we need them both for their versatility. We need Joc’s clutch hitting and Kiké’s defense as well as personality and attitude.
Love em both, but the dugout needs Kiké’ and his fabulous personality most. Kiké’ and Joc have both had their clutch moments, I want to keep them both.
I think this would hurt one or the other why would you ask this.
Jeff C. is likely the most common feeling amongst fans.
There’s no doubt that both players would have a starting position on any other team and fans have expressed how much they want that for these gifted individuals while at the same time knowing how much they would be missed in Dodger blue. We may not know where the players will end up but, in the hearts of fans, both Joc and Kiké will forever be Dodgers.