The Dodgers are going to be active in the free-agent market, that much is for sure. They’re going to be missing a lot of big names and will likely look to try to re-sign a handful of them. But if they are unsuccessful, there is no reason to think they wouldn’t look at other big-name options.
One name that surfaced this week was Carlos Correa. Given his history with the Dodgers and his tainted World Championship with the Astros in 2017, that seems like it would be a tough sell. But it might not be as tough as it seems.
The LA Times’ Bill Plaschke offered up the idea of signing Carlos Correa earlier this week. That did not go over well with fans in Los Angeles. But Plaschke revealed that after speaking with members of the Dodgers organization, it sounds like they would not be completely out on the idea.
I’ve heard some people in the organization are not totally down on it. They think it’s an interesting idea, but fans hate it. But I’m telling you, in a case like this, if the players accept him, the fans will eventually accept him. And the players would accept him.
So let’s just say for a second that the Dodgers really would be interested in bringing him aboard. What would they be getting out of him? Well for starters, they would be getting one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball. Correa’s Platinum Glove this year would certainly back that up.
They would also be getting a guy that slashed .277/.356/.481 over the course of his 7-year career with the Astros. Granted, some of those years were spent knowing what pitches were being thrown to him. But Dodgers fans unsure of his offensive prowess need to only look at his playoff numbers this year.
In 16 postseason games, Correa went 17-for-60(.283) with 9 runs driven in, and that was one of his down Octobers. The Dodgers could use a guy that has the ability to hit when it matters, regardless of how hated he is in Los Angeles.