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Dodgers Rumors: One Insider Thinks LA Will Lead the Chase for Carlos Correa

Jon Heyman ranked his top 30 free agents for the New York Post, sharing a little information about each player along with a list of interested teams and an “outside expert’s” salary prediction. There’s not a ton of information on each player — on some, you could make a strong case that there’s not any information — but the team and money predictions are interesting.

Heyman’s third-ranked free agent is shortstop Carlos Correa, who will a free agent for the second straight offseason after opting out of his contract with the Twins. With a lot of shortstops on the market, that also means a lot of teams are losing their shortstops, so the list of interested teams is lengthy. But Heyman lists the Dodgers first.

Great defense, postseason pedigree and still 28, but interest last winter was disappointing. Teams: Dodgers, Giants, Braves, Twins, Cubs, Phillies. Expert: $275M, 9 years.

The “disappointing” free-agent market last year will be interesting to watch this offseason, because all the reasons teams might have shied away from Correa are still the same. On the other hand, if we’re being honest, it’s really mostly one reason, and while it hasn’t actually changed, whoever signs Correa this year won’t have the distinction of being the first team to give him a contract after the cheating scandal. So maybe the Twins bit the bullet for everyone and Correa’s market will be stronger now that he’s “Minnesota shortstop Carlos Correa” and not “Houston shortstop Carlos Correa.”

Still, having the Dodgers first is interesting. Of all the teams that might still hold a grudge against Correa, L.A. (and their fans) are at the top of the list. Throw in that Correa is coming off his worst defensive season, and it might be enough to make Los Angeles shy away from him. Especially if he’s really pulling in a nine-year contract; the Dodgers won’t be giving him that.

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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. The Dodgers will lose a lot of fans if this happens, me included. If Trea leaves, sign Bogaerts or move Lux over.

  2. Stop talking about Carlos Correa!!! No one wants that guy for very obvious reasons!!! We should be doing everything we can to keep Trea Turner, and if not then Xander B, and Dansby are plenty good enough options at SS and if not we have plenty of trade options for Xander. Also Xander is a much better clubhouse option than Correa because he has already played on a World Series team with Betts!! Stop talking about Correa it’s getting old real fast!! No one respects him and it is the worst clubhouse option for the Dodgers!!

  3. Keep Trea. If you pick up Correa, you lose all chance of keeping Kershaw for another year.

  4. How any insider or other reporter can figure that Correa of all people would be at top of Dodger’s list if Turner goes elsewhere is WAY WAY beyond me.

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