Dodgers Credits: Free Agency Predictions, Pitching Notes
Sunday may have been a slow day surrounding the Dodgers, but Monday sure wasn’t. There’s a lot of optimism regarding the Dodgers’ chances to re-sign Zack Greinke. If that optimism proves to be wrong, they may be able to sign another high-profile starting pitcher instead. That and more in today’s Dodgers Credits.
- Though an agreement for the return of Rick Honeycutt was reported, Andrew Friedman says that no coaching deals are done.
- Friedman also thinks Yasiel Puig may need to slim down before the start of the season.
- The Dodgers will have a luxury tax bill of about $33 million, and it brings their total payroll for 2015 close to $300 million. That’s a lot of money, and it could effect how much the team is willing to spend in free agency.
- Howard Cole of Forbes Magazine predicted that Zack Greinke will re-sign with the Dodgers.
- There are a lot of former Dodgers on this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.
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- TrueBlueLA reviews Alex Wood’s brief time with the Dodgers. Will he be a stable rotation piece in 2016?
- The Dodgers’ main focus this offseason will be improving the team’s pitching, per Friedman.
- Dustin Nosler of DodgersDigest.com looks at some possible free agent destinations for Brett Anderson. He sees San Diego as the “best fit”.
- Jeremy Dorn of Today’s Knuckleball wonders if the Dodgers should trade Puig.
- Buster Olney thinks David Price will either sign with the Cubs or Dodgers. He then says he thinks Greinke will end up with the Dodgers or….. Giants.
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Price? I’ll believe it when I see it. Seems that rumor has been around for 2 years. Let’s get Greinke signed instead. Greinke and maybe Kazmir or someone in that range. We can’t yet count on Rui or McCarthy. Anderson is still up in the air. That leaves Kershaw & Wood. We had better do something … BIG!