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Dodgers News: MLB Insider Links Dodgers to Xander Bogaerts

Free agency is underway, but few players have inked themselves to a contract. This year’s list of free agents are highly prominent and will seek big paydays this winter. Our very own Trea Turner will seek a big payday, and he has many teams in the running for his talent. However, another all-star free agent seeking a lot of money and possibly a new team is Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts. 

MLB insider Hector Gomez says the Dodgers have shown interest in four-time all-star. 

Bogaerts is coming off one of the best seasons in his ten-year career. He slashed .307/.377/.456 with a .833 OPS with an OPS+ of 133, but he only managed to get 15 home runs and 73 RBIs in 150 games and 557 ABs. 

Even though Bogaerts signed a six-year extension in the spring of 2019, he decided to opt out earlier this week with three years and $60 million remaining on his contract. 

Regardless, Bogaerts will sign a lucrative deal this winter, whether that is with the Red Sox or another franchise. With Xander being a client of Scott Boras, that comes with no surprise if you’re familiar with Boras’ work as an agent. 

Along with being an all-star in 2022, Xander was also a finalist for the Gold Glove in the American League. 

The Dodgers have plenty of other terrific options if Trea decides not to don Dodger blue anymore. 

Bogaerts is an excellent player who has improved dramatically on the defensive end and can also play at third base. 

All those teams have a good shot at signing the infielder, so we’ll see where Xander lands this off-season. 

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  1. NO; tell Scotty to pay him given that he wants more than $20 mill per year for his performance thus far. Bogart’s production at 3b, give me a break!!

  2. My opinion I would pick Bogaerts over all the available shortstops. He is solid. Many of Tre’s hits are legged it swings where the ball never leaves the infield

  3. I hope and think he will stay with the RedSox; unless the owners get cheap and insult him

  4. Gavin Lux is not the answer for the Dodgers. He does not have the mental fortitude necessary to consistently play under the intense spotlight of such a high value market like Los Angeles. That is not say he isn’t a talented player that could have a nice career in a smaller market like Milwaukee or Kansas City. Remember in his rookie year he was late to spring training under the guise of personal issues. This year he was directly involved in plays resulting in injuries to Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts. Both instances were avoidable and should never have happened. Multiple occasions at crucial points in games where he checks out and makes unexplainable errors that cost games. Valuable trade prospect

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