It just had to happen this way, didn’t it? The Dodgers get linked to Carlos Correa all offseason long, just for Ken Rosenthal to report that fans don’t want him because of his ties to the 2017 Astros. Then, in perfect Hollywood fashion, the villain becomes the…even bigger villain, and signs with the Dodgers’ biggest and most storied rival, the San Francisco Giants.
Well, the NL West will be fun now, won’t it? Three teams full of All-Stars battling it out for the next five or so years — and I say five because neither Correa’s contract nor that Xander Boagaerts deal with the Padres will age very well.
But either way, although the Dodgers didn’t get Correa, something good did come out of him signing with the Giants — and that’s the reaction of Dodger fans. There were emotions all over the board, so here are some of the best of them:
In other news, is Carlos Correa about to become the most hated player in Dodger history? He’s really doing his best to check all the boxes.
— Noah Camras (@noahcamras) December 14, 2022
Hated him before. Hate him now. No change
— Liam Pope (@LiamPope05) December 14, 2022
I absolutely LOVE it. I wanted Correa to sign with the Giants because his signing is going to take this hated rivalry to new heights
— Ryan_Orion :] (@Orion12195) December 14, 2022
— Trayce Heyward SZN 2023 | TRADE FOR BRYAN REYNOLDS (@TrayceGalloSzn) December 14, 2022
I'm glad the Dodgers didn't sign him. The Giants likely won't be able to overtake the Dodgers and the Padres in the next few years even with the addition of Correa, and that contract is going to appear really expensive once Correa reaches his mid-30s.
— Stephen Rydberg (@StephenRydberg) December 14, 2022
I still think the Dodgers will be a really good team next season, but the NL West has gotten better this winter. I’m not so sure the Dodgers will have the same margin for error like they’ve had in previous years. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.
— Omar Garibay (@Omargaribay8) December 14, 2022
we are going to regret this
— sylvi (@slysillysyl) December 14, 2022
Imagine Joc, Woody & Strip in the clubhouse with him. That should be interesting.
— scottycatt ? (@scottycatt) December 14, 2022
A lot of hate. A lot of rational thinking. A lot of thinking ahead. This is just the beginning. We’ll have 13 more years to react to this deal, and what it means for the Giants, the Dodgers, the NL West and the rivalry.
But for now, the fans who didn’t want Correa on the Dodgers, you can rejoice. For the fans who did, this was definitely the worst case scenario. And for all Dodger fans, hopefully, the team makes a move soon.
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