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Dodgers Fans React to the Shelby Miller News

On Tuesday the Dodgers made their first real move of the offseason, signing 32-year-old RHP Shelby Miller. Miller was an All-Star in 2015 with Atlanta, but hasn’t really been the same pitcher ever since. Last year, he appeared in four games out of the Giants bullpen.

However, the Dodgers seem to like these kind of low risk, reclamation project moves. We saw them make two last season with Tyler Anderson and Andrew Heaney, and those turned out awfully well. The contract for Miller is reported to be one-year, $1.5 million, with performance-based incentives. So truly a low risk move.

Dodger fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the signing, and most were in the same boat. They liked the potential of pitching coach Mark Prior doing what he does best.

A few were even more hopeful about the move.

Not all the comments, however, were positive though.

It’ll be interesting to see exactly what role Miller has, but to me, it feels like a low risk, high reward move. He was an All-Star once in his career — maybe Prior and the Dodgers can get him back to that level.

What are your thoughts about the Shelby Miller signing? Let us know in the comments below!

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


    1. Yeah, they should sign Chris Martin before the Padres or the giants do to keep him away from the Dodgers!!!!

  1. geez, garage sale shopping has worked in past…..thenagain….there’s Belli!!!!!

  2. Well, hope they keep Mark Prior happy financially, because he is going to busy with projects year after year. Dodgers can’t afford to lose him because after re-inventing one and he leaves, another one comes along for him to rebuild.

  3. “DodgersFan1971
    @DodgersNation I am not HAPPY about this! We supposed to be making strides in the other direction. We let Tyler go. We on a budget all the sudden?”

    What was the hint? Yes the Dodgers are on a budget trying to avoid paying a 45% luxury tax by resetting the current max budget. By clearing 100 mil in salary they now can sign a few moderately priced free agent and bring the “young-uns” up slowly and find out what they have as major leaguers. And they might even have enough left to re-sign Justin Turner to a modest contract…

    Maybe you ought to read a paper or watch the TV once in a while… lol

  4. It’s kinda frustrating to continue watching LA focus on veteran players whose careers are on the down- rather than the upswing. Yah yah it’s worked out a handful of times, but much larger percentage of these types of players have merely taken up space on the roster (or often the IL) while never contributing much of anything significant. I’d rather they reserve such roster space for the promising prospects rising from the minors.

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