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Dodgers Rumors: Carlos Correa’s Agent Doesn’t Foresee Bad Blood if LA Pursues Shortstop

The Dodgers are in the market for a shortstop and are one of the richest teams in baseball. It might surprise you to learn that the agent for a prominent free-agent shortstop thinks there might be a fit between his client and Los Angeles.

At the GM meetings in Las Vegas on Wednesday, superagent Scott Boras addressed questions about his client Carlos Correa, who famously cheated to steal the 2017 World Series from the Dodgers. As Bill Plunkett reports in the Orange County Register, Boras thinks it’s a non-issue.

“I don’t think anybody cares about something that occurred long ago and is now remedied,” Boras said. “Because their goal is they have to win. And it’s hard to win. You don’t let certain things get in the way in professional sports.

“I can go back and think of a lot of things historically that have occurred. Rivalries – Red Sox players playing for the Yankees, Yankees players playing for the Red Sox, Giants and Dodgers players moving to one another. That is all something that’s common in professional baseball. So I would expect that teams are always going to do what’s best for them that they feel will help them to be competitive.”

Boras is right, at least to an extent. Duke Snider finished his career as a Giant, and Orel Hershiser spent a year in San Francisco near the end of his career, too. Ten years after attacking Dodgers catcher John Roseboro with a bat on the field, Juan Marichal was finishing his career in Dodger blue. At least 200 players have played for both the Dodgers and Giants.

On the other hand, Correa’s situation is somewhat unique. The Dodgers and Giants have a rivalry that is mostly based on baseball. To the extent that the Dodgers and Astros have a rivalry, it started just off the field, in a tunnel to the Houston clubhouse. The Dodgers/Giants rivalry is built on mutual respect; the Dodgers/Astros issue is built on one team’s lack of respect for the game of baseball. And while Boras says the issue is “now remedied,” no players were punished and Houston still flies their illegitimate World Series banner, so no, it’s not extremely remedied, Scott.

Still, in the end, Boras is right that the Dodgers and their fans want a winning team. There is definitely some subset of Dodger fans who would compare signing Correa to selling one’s soul, and some might even stop watching the Dodgers because of that. Maybe that’s enough to keep L.A. from going after Correa.

But in the end, putting together the best team possible might end up being the most important thing.

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  1. Boras is not stupid enough “not foresee” an issue, he just wants to keep the Dodgers in the game to raise the price for his client. And no, the situation has never been “remedied.” Not in LA at least. If Correa was the only option, then I suppose you could argue the Dodgers would want him. Even if Turner goes elsewhere, there are still Bogaerts and Swanson on the table. Or we can go internally. Will that immediately replace Turner, no. But we saw that grabbing the shiny ring (Bauer) doesn’t necessarily guarantee much either. Hard pass on Correa.

  2. if you think dodgers fans who will stop watching or rooting for the dodgers if they sign carlos correa? there not real dodger fans and IMO they’re a bunch of weenies if they go that route…bye bye felishas…

    • I completely agree with you Russ Raymon is a sell out weenie!!! Anybody who thinks that buying the best players is the way to go is a jack-tard. That’s why we have the best farm system in baseball. Most teams don’t have the options we have in that department. We have the ability to bring up Outman, Vargas, Amaya, Bush, and Miller. That gives you flexibility to get rid of guys and free up more money, or make trades. It’s not always about money and the best player. Maybe we aren’t as big a contender as we were this year oh well. Maybe the money goes for a LF, or CF or maybe it goes to one of the biggest elephants in the room as to why we haven’t won the last two seasons which is Starting pitching and injuries, and lights out BP guys. Depth in pitching is never a bad thing at all. It also gives you what more trade able assets to make big trades. Carlos Correa can pound sand!! I talk to fans of other teams all the time and no one likes the Asstrols period. Everyone knows what they did and no one is
      forgetting 2017. They don’t have investigations for no good reasons, and they hold investigations based evidence to so. People don’t get fired from positions for nothing. They investigated Boston based on evidence and because of Pena being hired by Boston obviously the guy is not dumb he’s not going to get himself into trouble after being with the Asstrols. 2nd of all they never found enough circumstantial evidence against Boston. The reason why other teams were not investigated is very simple. 1 because there was not any clear evidence against other teams to do so, and 2nd of all it costs money. I have the utmost respect for Dusty Baker, Verlander and the pitching staff but other than that the Asstrols are trash and so is Carlos Correa. I will no part of of that POS on this team!!

  3. Then he’s dumber than the Dodger’s FO! Remember what happened to the McCourts when they assumed they understood Dodger fans? Don’t do it! Heck, we’ll take our chances with Lux if we have to.

  4. I would rather have AJ Hinch as our manager over Robert’s. The players didn’t get penalized because the Commishoner couldn’t suspend or ban the whole team as the rules require. So he made up this immunity for throwing management under the Bus. Yes until every last player from that team plus 10 years their will be bitter feelings. Enough to stop the FO from signing a Super Star SS, I don’t think so. That being said resigning TT is the best option available.

    I’d rather have Verlander for 2 years. Sign Swanson, or let Lux take over and put Busch at 2nd.

    • Ahahahah you are hilarious!! I’d rather have Hinch over Roberts!! You might as well sign Correa…lol The only thing Roberts is really to blame for is some pitching mis-management, and that just comes from experience of being a manager. The main problem is the FO and there over use of analytics at the plate during during the postseason. You can’t hit the ball out of the park at every at bat especially in the postseason. You cannot sacrifice at bats, and strikeouts for Home runs and leave runners stranded on base. More situational hitting is needed in the postseason. Regardless of being hot or not. If we can’t get our hands on TT it’s ok. It’s baseball. Go fill a LF, or CF position in FA. It’s not the end of the world. Oh well maybe we are not as big contenders this year. We have the best farm system in baseball. Time to bring guys up. Vargas is going to be good hitter. He can platoon with JT at 3rd. Bush can up at 2b. Lux can be used as possible trade bait, Outman can be brought up as well, and Amaya. Free’s money to make moves in FA now or later. Bellinger, Lux and Muncy could be those possibilities of leaving and freeing up money for other FA, and bringing up youngsters. We have had a big run for a while as a contender, and we would still be a contender it’s just the expectations won’t be as high. It’s part of baseball. We might be looking at a bigger possibility next year and or trade deadline opportunity. Implementing more depth on pitching and BP is another consideration. Overall lowering expectations for a year ain’t gonna kill us especially with our farm system!

  5. we need a shake up, not just yet with manager, but with players? we had the goody to shoes approach and for last 5 years 1 world series ring! veralander is a good approach, but we will see. but i believe carlos correa will give the production, grit, and attitude shake the dug out needs!

    • Ahahah you are hilarious bro. No difference in Correa and TT…lol Correa is bad for the clubhouse and bad for team chemistry. It’s called respect of your players, and team. Team sport not an individual sport. Get off your Correa soapbox already. The attitude and grit comes from the FO approach to hitting in the postseason which they use far too much analytics, and not playing situational baseball. It’s not one player…lol it’s a team philosophy!!

    • Hey Ramon do you have control over key injuries to our starting pitching staff over the last two years? Do you have control of when player’s are hot and when there not? Do you have control over a lights out BP. Which is a gamble for every team every year, and not a lot of money is spent on that particular part of a team. Dave Roberts has made a few mistakes in mis-management of our pitching staff other than that he has been honored by many top level managers in the MLB. He is also still considered one of the top level managers in the MLB. Also Dave Roberts is not the one that crunches analytic numbers for at bats the FO does that and Roberts is the puppet for that. If you want to complain about management it’s the FO that needs to take the blame for not implementing more situational hitting and a small-ball approach in the postseason!! It’s a Team philosophy not an individual philosophy. We could win all our games in the regular season, and still loose in the postseason. The planets must align at the same time to win a championship in MLB that’s why it’s the hardest championship to win in all professional sports. It’s a marathon not a sprint!!

  6. Don’t think the Dodgers need to sign a cheater. Would be very disappointed. Hard to root for him even if he is with the Dodgers

  7. Boras said it is remedied how in the world is this thing over when Correa has not even apologized for the cheating the occurred? It is extremely far from being over when Correa was one of the ring leaders in the stealing of the World Series and has not even apologized. If the Dodgers sign Correa and ignore fans who would have a problem with this, I may give up being a Dodger fan. Because it would show they don’t care what fans think!!! If he came out and apologized, it would go along to healing this situation. Until then I am really disgusted with the talk of signing a person who put winning ahead of being a sportsman. How are we supposed to teach our children what’s right and wrong when winning has more importance?!

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