Perhaps more than ever before, this offseason will bring a whole lot of change for the Dodgers. With so many guys set to hit the open market and potentially explore free agency, there are bound to be major roster changes on the horizon.
But Dodgers fans really want to know which guys will be returning in 2021. Out of all of their free agents, chances are that only a select few will return. Fans are obviously hoping that most of the top 5 are able to come back.
But The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya doesn’t quite see it shaking out that way. He predicted this week that while the Dodgers have some looming questions with Trevor Bauer, chances are they only bring back a few key targets.
A lot of this depends on how much the Dodgers are willing to spend this winter. But if I had to guess out of the Dodgers’ top five free agents, I’d say two or three re-sign.
Kershaw seems like the most likely to return out of anyone for the Dodgers if he wants to continue to play. For the moment, there is no indication that he would prefer to retire at the ripe age of 33. But don’t expect Los Angeles to go out and re-sign every guy that they have hitting the market.
There is going to be massive turnover. Which of the top 5 do you think returns to Los Angeles? Drop into the comments with your predictions.