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Dodgers Rumors: Why Jacob deGrom Coming to Los Angeles Makes Sense

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.”

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?

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  1. “One of the greatest pitchers of all time”. C’mon, man!! He is 82-57 for his career and has only made a total of 38 starts with 16 wins in the last 3 years. Ane he’s 34

  2. You know he wants the big bag, and the Dodgers are only offering small and deferred bags. Boras knew the deal when they wouldn’t pay big and went back to the twins.

  3. No way….fragile…34+….believing in dreams that become nightmares!!! Don’t add him to this team at all!!!!

  4. If we sign a big name pitcher it is going to be someone we are certain is healthy. Next year would be the most important year of that contract; someone we can line up with Julio and CK while we bridge to Buehler, Kids, etc. in 24. deGrom doesn’t meet those criteria and Boras will sell him over value re length of contract. Pay players what they are worth but don’t let Boras determine how much that is!

  5. I agree that he is too brittle. As talented as he is, it’s too much of a risk and too expensive. I think Rodon is a better bet. If the Dodgers spend some of the money thay have freed up, they need to spend on starting pitching and a closer. they have plenty of options for position players.

  6. Just killing time until next baseball season, but why not sign deGrom for as little as possible ( I have no idea what that could be) and give him 1 million dollars for every game that he starts that the Dodgers win? Would he pull an Aaron Judge and bet on himself? Probably not.

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