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The Dodgers Give Chase Utley His Unconditional Release for His Retirement

Today, our Baseball Dad was given his unconditional release. Kikés dad, Chase Utley, can officially retire.

End of An Era

On top of being the late 2000’s last active (or last relevant) Philadelphia Philly, Chase Utley’s Dodger career comes to a close. He had so many huge hits throughout his career, many with the Phillies, some with the Dodgers. More than that, Chase Utley will forever be remembered for his hard-nosed style of play. His style of play inspired a rule change with his name bearing it for God’s sake. He’ll also be remembered for his leadership (and fatherhood to our younger players) and example.

Hall of Very Good?

In his illustrious career he totaled 259 home runs, 1025 RBI’s, 1885 hits, and a Fangraphs war of 63.2. This WAR number typically puts him on the borderline for Hall of Fame candidacy, but only time will tell.

The Future

Chase obviously wants to spend more time with his family. Dodger fans have clamored for him to be a Dodger coach since he announced he was retiring, but even if he wants to, it’s not likely to happen for a few years. Dodger fans and all of Dodgers Nation wish him a happy retirement, and a heartfelt thanks for the memories.

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Written by AJ Gonzalez

AJ is a lifelong Dodgers fan who grew up in California. His whole family are also lifelong Dodgers fans. He lives in Tennessee with his wife, daughter, beagle, and strat.

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    • Hello SoCal, I would certainly want Chase Utley to remain in some coaching capacity on our team, although being a full time Dad is of course foremost in his thinking. he would make an outstanding coach as I am sure you would agree.

  1. He may not have been a Hall of Fame player but he sure was a Hall of Fame person. The Dodgers should add him to their coaching staff A.S.A.P. unless dingbat Friedmanstein has some other idiotic scheme up his sleeve. Actually it’s too bad the other buffoon didn’t take him to Frisco with him.

  2. Not to worry…’Friedmansteinhas to know that these days it’s virtually impossible for a team to make 3 WS appearances back to back to back. I certainly concur that Utley should be added to coaching staff but in any event maybe a missed PS appearance in 2019 including with a 90 loss season might wake him and others up.

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