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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Dances Around Carlos Correa Talk

Trea Turner has left the Dodgers, signing a 743-year deal with the Phillies worth a gajillion and four dollars. That means that right now, we still don’t know who L.A.’s starting shortstop will be in 2023.

When Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts met with the media at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday, he was asked about one specific possible replacement for Turner, and his answers were somewhat evasive.

Reporter: “You mentioned the players still out there, a guy named Carlos Correa, and we know there’s a lot of scars from the fan base from 2017. How do you think he — how would he affect the clubhouse? Do you think that’s something you would have to address?”

Roberts: “Carlos is a heck of a ball player. I don’t know that answer. What I do know is that we’re about winning baseball games. Our fan base is about winning baseball games. But I don’t know how this season — but he’s a heck of a ball player.”

Reporter: “Have you addressed it?”

Roberts: “That’s all I’m going to say about that one.”

Reporter: “Have you guys addressed, like talked about that internally, if that’s how you might –”

Roberts: “We have not talked about the potential narrative. No, we have not.”

Correa, of course, was a key member of the Astros team that cheated to beat the Dodgers in the 2017 World Series. Fans are split on bringing him in, and there would definitely be a big PR effort involved if L.A. did go that direction.

Roberts’ unwillingness to discuss the topic is interesting and seems like it might mean something, but it’s hard to tell what. It’s a tough situation to be in, where a positive response could alienate some fans and a negative response could alienate a very good free agent, So maybe Doc’s evasiveness just means, “I’m not sure how to answer, so I’d rather talk about something else.”

Would you embrace Correa if the Dodgers signed him?

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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. If the Dodger Players in the club house can accept him, the fans can learn to accept him. Past history says he can produce, and if he does, the fans will forgive and forget. I say take a known entity if you can still get him.

  2. I would boo him at every home game, and. I wouldn’t be alone. There are plenty of places for the dodgers to spend money, but paying a non-penitant cheater that robbed the dodgers of a ring shouldn’t be one of them. I don’t care what the Dodger clubhouse thinks, as they are being paid to play for whoever pays them the most. Fans support their team and are paid nothing. When that team is cheated, the fans are also cheated. The players can go elsewhere and might forget, but real fans stay and get a reminder of what happened everytime the Astros come up.

    1. Get over it! Every team in MLB has cheated, especially the NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox and the L A Dodgers. Thing is,they so good at cheating, they didn’t get caught. MLB also looks the other way because it means more money in their pockets and when the Astros beat them up in 2017 and continue to do so today, it just means they are a better team than LA and NY .Stop the constant whining, you lost, get over it. CC will never go to a place where it’s fans continue to act like morons and idiots.

  3. Dodgers are trying real hard to be an 80 win – 3rd place team. A year from now it could get even worse. You can’t straddle, your either getting better or getting worse….

  4. Omg! Get over it, you all lost, and keep losing. All MLB baseball teams cheat, one way or another. Some are better than others at it or the MLB looks the other way. The Yankees Dodgers, and Red Sox just keep being in the spotlight for cheating allegations. LA fans just can’t stop whining, the Astros whopped their butts in 2017, and keep whipping their butts and the Yankees year after year. Admit it, the Astros have and still the best team in baseball the past several years. CC will never go to LA, their whining fans just can’t get over having losing seasons the past several years. Get over it ..

  5. ? the only reply a low class Dodger fan can reiterate, hilarious ghetto response East LA.

  6. Dodger Prince I don’t know how you say the Asterisks “whooped” the Dodgers butts, I mean we went to Game 7 so calm down. You say they all cheat? I don’t think any team has ever gained an advantage by cheating as much as they did with their cameras and trash can scheme. When you know Kershaws nasty curve is coming so you lay off that is a HUGE advantage. People say get over it but I think about players on that team, like Ethier, who retired and don’t have a ring. They should be able to say they were World Champions but they can’t. I can never forgive that.
    But the issue of do I want Correa and the answer is no. I just don’t like his jerk vibe. Don’t want to see him in Dodger Blue

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