Dodgers: Former LA Outfielder Joc Pederson Signs With NL West Rival
The Dodgers have yet to make a giant splash in free agency this year. While other dominos fall off of the board, Los Angeles sits and waits. We can only hope that means that they are waiting on a decision from Freddie Freeman to come out west.
But their NL West rivals up north are certainly making their presence known on the market. The Giants already landed Carlos Rodon earlier in the week, and they’re making another big move today. This one involves a former Dodgers outfielder.
The Giants are reportedly signing Joc Pederson to a big-league deal for the 2022 season. Pederson spent the 2021 season with the Cubs and then was traded to the Braves in the middle of the year, where he would go on to win another World Series. That came just one year after he won a title with the Dodgers.
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Pederson had been teasing on Twitter where he might end up over the last few days. That got Dodgers fans wondering if he was considering coming back out west, especially after he posted videos from Los Angeles.
Instead, Joc will go back to his roots. He grew up in Palo Alto and will now get a chance to play for the Giants. So Dodgers fans will e seeing plenty of him in 2022, just in a very unfriendly uniform.
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Good for Joc! You know McCovey Cove is going to get a few balls sunk by him this year. Wish him well. Sorry Joc. Third place in the west.
Don Sutton has better Dodgers career numbers than Koufax. More wins, more strikeouts.
Yeah, but how many seasons did Sutton pitch, 15 or 20?