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Dodgers Fans Share Their Opinion On Team Seeking Out Carlos Rodón

29-year-old pitcher Carlos Rodón declined the $19.65 million qualifying offer from the San Francisco Giants, making him a free agent.

With Rodón now free to sign with any team, we asked fans if they think the Dodgers should pick him up. Here’s what they had to say.

Rodón has consistently produced over the last two years. He finished fifth and sixth, in the Cy Young voting over the last two years and also earned his second consecutive all star game selection last season.

He is coming off one of his best seasons after throwing 178 innings and putting up a 2.88 ERA. He led the league in FIP (2.25) and strikeouts per nine (12).

After delivering great back-to-back seasons, the pitcher has become highly sought after. There are several other free agent landing spots for Rodon including the Rangers, Yankees, Mets, Phillies, Cubs, and Red Sox. 

With that in mind, some fans were also weary of costs.

FanGraphs has Rodón projected to receive a five-year deal worth between $120 to $135 million. This would be the first Andrew Friedman would give out that kind of contract to a pitcher. 

LA now has remaining key pitchers like Clayton Kershaw and Julio Urias in rotation after Tyler Anderson signed with the Angels. The Dodgers should be in the market for at least one pitcher this winter and adding in the left handed pitcher would only elevate their starting rotation. 

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  1. Guess what? Rodon and Trea were room mates at the NC State athletic dorm. He’s going to Phillie too.

  2. Don’t even think about it. GO FOR It!! Sign him for at least 5 years. If he turned 19+ from SF, try $125-$135K for 5 yrs. His agent should jump at the opportunity.

  3. Get Rodon – Dodgers have been needing another starter for 2 years- if T. Turner & Rodon were roommates before- reunite them- make Dodgers even better!!!

  4. Two starters I’m looking forward to seeing in the spring are Miller and Gavin Stone. We’ve gotten a glimpse of Miller and with better command could be special. Stone blew through A, double A and triple A last year producing a sub 2 ERA at each stop. He’s got the whole arsenal of pitches and may just be the surprise of camp. In the meantime, no on 40-year-old Verlander and can’t stay healthy deGrom. Rodon would be a great addition and a much-needed insurance policy if Kersch goes down again or if May’s not back to normal and first half Goose doesn’t return.

  5. Remember people, Rodin comes with not only an expensive contract but the Dodgers lose a draft pick to the Giants and owe international signing bonus money to them. Zaidi would be smiling ear to ear.

  6. Didn’t Bauer come with a expensive contract? Wouldn’t it be better to have a guy that actually pitches for big money? Who cares about a draft pick when Rodon will win close to 15 -20 games for 3-4 years….

  7. The Dodgers cannot be strapped with 3-4yr @ 120-135M for a another pitcher that had shoulder problems. In his prime he has not won more than 14 games in his career. A trade for Adames and Burnes see more appealing and feasible if can be worked out. A solid no.2 RH sandwiched between Urias and Kershaw sounds much better than another LH. But no DeGrom or Verlander…already at high mileage, high maintenance, and overpriced. Draft picks are important now, since the farm talent is dwindling and slowly degrading by previous trades. International signings have also been few….need to upgrade more into the Latin American and Asian markets.

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