The Dodgers have plenty of time to make some moves and clearing over $100 million off the books points towards signs of a huge splash. However, despite the signs pointing towards a resurgence, radio personality Rodney Peete believes the Dodgers are going to be doing the exact opposite.
The team has already lost some key pieces from their franchise setting team in Cody Bellinger and Tyler Anderson so it’s hard to believe the team remains content with all the money they have. They also have to consider another option with the likelihood of Trea Turner leaving.
The evidence only further bolsters a big move to happen, but Rodney Peete gave his thoughts on the matter.
When Stan Kasten comes out at talks to Bill Plaschke of the LA Times and basically says “You know maybe it’s time for us to start looking at some of our younger players” If you read between the lines what they’re initially saying is that “we have a lot of money to spend and we’ve spent a lot of money but if we keep spending like this, we are going to be over the competitive balance, we”re going to be over the tax. And if we do, we’re paying 50 cents at a dollar, we need to reset the tax.” He didn’t come out and say that but if you read between the lines it kind of seems like that’s what he’s saying.
The argument Rodney lives by is seeing the success the team had during the regular season means they are right there in the conversation adding “that doesn’t mean they can’t win 92 games and win in the playoffs.” The disagreement of course followed as with a team knocking right at the door should not remain complacent.
This isn’t correlating that big money being spent means an automatic championship, but it’s clear the Dodgers aren’t happy with how the season ended. Perhaps they wait longer to make any moves, but some big moves are bound to happen.
What do you think the Dodgers should do this off-season? Should they keep the money or spend it on a number of big free agents? Let us know in the comments below.
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