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Dodgers Analyst Makes Case for LA to Re-Sign Kiké Hernandez This Offseason

Entering the offseason, the Dodgers have plenty of decisions to make as they try to get the team back into a place of contention for next season. They will be active on the free agent market, but there are a few of their players who are intriguing as well to bring back.

One of those is utilityman Kiké Hernandez, who returned to LA during the trade deadline. Hernandez was like a spark to this Dodgers team, and it felt like he never left in the first place. He will be on the open market again this winter, and LA could look to bring him back.



Our Doug McKain spoke with SportsNet LA analyst Jerry Hairston Jr. about the Dodgers season, and they spoke about whether or not LA should retain utilityman Kiké Hernandez this offseason. You can listen to the entire segment here!

“Kiké Hernandez I’m going to say is a must [re-sign]. Kiké Hernandez is a guy that you don’t really appreciate because he’s not out there every single day. But I appreciate him because he’s a baller, man. Especially in big games, you need guys like him in the postseason … because he ain’t afraid. I would say postseason is a street fight, the regular season is a nice boxing match. We need street fighters in the postseason and Kiké Hernandez is a street fighter.”

Per Jerry Hairston Jr. via the DodgersNation YouTube Channel

Once Hernandez came over to the Dodgers from the trade, he looked like a completely different person. He seemed like the guy that the Dodgers had become accustomed to during his time with the team, and it was great to see for everyone.

If they can re-sign him, it would be massive for the entire roster since he can play multiple positions. LA has prioritized players who are multi-faceted over the years, and Hernadez fits that description to a tee.

It also wouldn’t cost them too much to sign him back, and they could try to lock him down on a multi-year deal as well. He was a very valuable member of the roster during the second half of the season, and it would be sad to see him leave the organization once again.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

2 Comments

  1. I’ve followed Baseball damn near forever, often have strong opinions yet I’m sure still don’t know s*** compared to the experts. I mean people in the game, not talking head reporters.

    But damn, Kike sure seems to do well when playing with the Dodgers, and for chump change in todays market. Sign the guy, he can do everything but catch, and that’s probably only because he hasn’t been given the opportunity. Yeah, he’s not a .300 hitter, but there’s damn few these days. He’s got some pop in his bat, he can run, he has an outstanding glove in multiple places, he’s the swiss army knife the Dodgers should have signed instead of CT3, who I do still have respect for. I just see Kike stronger everywhere.

  2. No brainer. Resign him. As pointed out elsewhere, he’s one of the few who showed up in the post season.

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