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Dodgers Fans Not on Board With LA Pursuing Shortstop Carlos Correa

We asked, and you answered. In a Twitter poll, we asked you Dodgers fans if you think the Dodgers should go after shortstop Carlos Correa in free agency.

Nearly 10,000 of you replied, and the results were pretty firmly in the “NO” category.

Over 64 percent of respondents voted no on Correa. Correa, of course, was the shortstop for the Astros in 2017 when they cheated to win the World Series against the Dodgers. Even worse, Correa has been the most outspoken player from that team in defending or justifying what went on in the scandal that cost AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow their jobs but led to no actual punishment for any of the players who actually did the cheating (except Carlos Beltran, who had retired and therefore no longer had the protection of the players union to shield him from the consequences of his voluntary actions).

After Cody Bellinger spoke out against the cheaters, Correa angrily said Belli “either doesn’t know how to read, is really bad at reading comprehension, or is just not informed at all. If you don’t know the facts, then you’ve got to shut the f— up.”

Of course, Bellinger was merely reacting to the commissioner’s report that confirmed proven cheating in 2017 and 2018 on the part of the Astros, so while perhaps in Correa’s mind there’s some overlooked nuance that everyone is missing, the more likely story is that he’s defensive about having cheated to win a title and lashes out about it while clinging to the fact that Bellinger said “three years” when really they only cheated for two.

So it’s no surprise that some Dodger fans haven’t yet forgiven Correa to the point of embracing him on the team. Many of the comments on the poll referenced the cheating and its aftermath, with one commenter saying Correa will only be welcome “if he apologizes to Bellinger.”

Fans with the minority view mostly took a practical approach, with one saying, “Anything to win a ring.” We’ll go ahead and assume there are limits to that sentiment, as doing “anything” to win is what got Correa into this mess in the first place.

Pursuing Correa in free agency would definitely be a polarizing move by the Dodgers front office, and it’s easy to see the same people saying “anything for a ring” complaining that Correa ruined the clubhouse chemistry if the move didn’t lead to a championship. If nothing else, it would fire up the fan base.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.


  1. why in the world would DODGERS want Correa!!! They have the best shortstop in TREA TURNER—PAY HIM 7 THEN GET ON WITH baseball BUSINESS–by the way Bellinger needs to go how many years with a superb defensive player with bat skills.

  2. If Correa becomes a Dodger you’ll definitely know that LA has NO pride! We just need a new front office. We will NEVER win again with this administration!

  3. NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! My loyalty for the Dodgers for 60 yrs. will be forgotten. Burning all Dodger’s apparel and memorabilia, and switching team allegiance.

  4. In no way should we trade or even make an offer for that cheater. Resign Trea Turner, get some pitching and fire Roberts, then we win it all next year.

  5. WOW you think this managrment cares about the fans????? wake up and welcome to the real world.. all they care about is you buying tickets and paying outrages prices for food and drink..WAKE UP!!!!

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