The MLB off-season is underway, and even though there haven’t been any significant moves or signings, the rumors are swirling. While the Dodgers brought back future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw, there is still much more they need to do to improve their roster.
Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner has yet to sign, and LA is in on many of the top free agents in the market.
One of those top players they could sign is New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom.
MLB Network insider Jon Heyman joined Chris “mad Dog” Russo’s show “High Heat,” and both said that they could see deGrom in Dodger blue with the departure of Tyler Anderson.
“I could see the Dodgers potentially, obviously they got some money coming off the books and they are a big spender who wants to win. I could easily see that happening.”
"Greater chance for Judge to return than deGrom…"@JonHeyman and @MadDogUnleashed look ahead to what will be a defining offseason for both New York ballclub's as their superstar players navigate free agency. pic.twitter.com/g7hmS2siHb
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) November 18, 2022
deGrom had a season to forget in 2022, as he was battling a stress reaction in his right shoulder. The righty only pitched in 11 games, going 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA, 102 strikeouts, and 0.75 WHIP in 64.1 innings pitched.
However, he remains a huge name, and he will get big money this off-season.
deGrom’s resume is one of the best in baseball; he’s the 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, a four-time All-Star, and won the 2018 ERA title.
The 34-year-old has spent his entire career with the Mets and established himself as one of the greatest pitchers of all time.
Injuries have been a problem for the righty; he only has a combined 26 starts in the past two seasons. When he’s on the hill, he’s as good as it gets.
The Dodgers have the resources, but will it be worth giving deGrom the money since he’s shown to be injury prone?
But, you cannot deny the talent, and I believe he is worth the risk.
What do you think, Dodger fans? Should LA pursue deGrom?