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VIDEO: Gerrit Cole to the Dodgers? | MLB Free Agency

We’re here at the start of what could be the most important off-season in the history of the Dodgers. Yes, this free agency period is laden with difference makers on the mound, and with the bat.

Yesterday Nats ace Stephen Strasburg opted out of the remainder of his 4 year and $100M contract, adding another name to the market. However, the biggest prize remains Houston free agent Gerrit Cole.

With that, the simple question is asked: Gerrit Cole to the Dodgers?

Does this happen? Will the Dodgers finally break from the norm and spend big money on the biggest name on the market? Let us know your thoughts!

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. Absolutely not. As long as idiots Friedman and his buddy Kasten are running the show it will never happen. These guys are about making ridiculous money and making u believe they did everything they could to sign a big free agent. These idiots last year felt the pressure when they didn’t sign Bryce Harper, thank god, they but they did blow it by signing AJ Polluck, I’ll still give them a pass on Joe Kell, atleast for one more year. The Dodgers still have a lot of ways of improving this team. If they don’t make a splash in free agency, the trade market is good. People might not like what I’m about to propose, package Max Muncy to Boston for Mookie Betts. Muncy and let’s say Ross Stripling. Edwin Rios and another prospect. Muncy has value now let’s take advantage of it. Then u can add A Francisco Lindor for Corey Seager and Keibert Ruiz. Adding Betts, Lindor and maybe a pitcher Obviously Cole would be great but there are others. But adding these to bats would Huge. One last thing if they don’t sign a starting pitcher then sign Chapman as your new closer.

    • Friedman is putting together quite a team without strapping the organization down on big idiotic long term contracts that will hold the team down long term. Farm system is one of the best. Fire Dave Roberts is what they need to do. Mookie for Muncy Blahhhh. Seager and Ruiz makes no sense for the Indians. Zero big free agent contracts will be signed with the Dodgers get over it. Think its gonna be another boring winter just like the all star break.

  2. I said this before Gerrit Cole is a perfect fit for the LA Dodgers they both have the same interests (1) To Win it All in 2020 (2) To beat The Washington Nationals.

      • Don’t hold your breath, guys!!! None of these guys will come to the Dodgers!!! Past history shows us that so forget it!!! We are the fools fans that they want us to believe and these writers get paid to fuel the stupid dreams on us. Let’s boicot spring training and the regular season and I bet things will change. We have to stick together if we want better results than the ones we got the last four years, guys!!!!’

  3. 2020 rotation:
    Ryu, Buhler, Kershaw, Cole, Strasbourg!
    We are set! Best in the history rotation!

  4. There not signing both. Actually neither …. Sad but true …. They will sign Ryu but they don’t spend on free agents said but true

  5. IMO baseball is more and more a money game. I’m from the generation that sat around with my Dad listening to free AM radio baseball on free OTA TV. I believe the Dodgers Accountants knew the latest TV contract would be too expensive for consumer providers to accept before it was signed. The huge amount of money offered was too much to refuse. Guggenheim Baseball Group Is an investment group to make money for themselves and clients. The decision not to exceed the Luxury Tax the last two years seems to be one more step to maximize investment income. As long as a decent winning team keeps the high paying attendance steady and the TV contract income coming in why would they put profits into acquiring top Free Agents. I was glad they chose not to bite on Machado, Harper, and Vazquez as exh hd negatives. My only hope is that the Guggenheim Baseball Group has been successful at the investment part and now focus on the baseball part. I’m not entirely in on Strasberg yet but Cole appears to be the real deal.

  6. The dodger players have been committed to winning. Sad to say the front office has not. Its time to take a risk on some big-name free agents. The current approach is not working. They are wasting all these NL West titles. Come on dodger front office. Shake things up.

    • FO put together a 106 win team and would have been even better if it wasn’t for Roberts pulling pitchers too early or too late. And of course Roberts usual train wreck managing in the post season. The current approach of having Dave Roberts manage the team is the problem. Shake things up and Fire Dave Roberts

  7. If you gus think Dodgers are gonna make some moves this offseason, you guys/ fans will be disappointed. Dodgers dont like to give out big contracts, but I’m pretty sure you guys know by now.. the Dodgers need to trade all these spoils white boys and start bringing some international players that play with heart and balls.

  8. TRADE MUNCEY FOR A PITCHER ,AS LONG AS FRIEDMAN, KASTEN & ROBERTS ARE THERE THEY WILL NOT SPEND ANY MONEY FOR TOP PLAYERS. THEY NEED TO SIGN ABOUT 4 POLLACTS . THAT SAVES MONEY. OWNERS DO NOT GIVE A DAM AS LONG AS THE STANDS ARE FULL. LOOSING FANS IS THE ONLY THING THAT WILL CHANGE THE SIGNING OF LIKES OF POLLACK & KELLY

  9. Dodgers better make several moves are the fans will just not pay for the season tickets which goes up every year. Fire Dave Roberts Friedman, grow some balls!!!!!!!!!! Or just leave Los Angeles

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