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MLB News: Dodgers Trade Target Corbin Burnes Addresses Relationship with Brewers

Some big news came out of Spring Training regarding potential Dodger trade target Milwaukee Brewers ace Corbin Burnes.

Burnes met with the media earlier today to discuss the loss of his salary arbitration case and how the relationship between the Brewers is not looking good in the aftermath of the case. 

You could see Burnes is upset by the results, and how he felt disrespected by the organization. 

For weeks, Burnes had been going back and forth with management regarding his arbitration hearing. In the hearing, Burnes reportedly filed for $10.75 million, but will instead play for $10.01 million for the Brewers in the 2023 season.

The 2021 Cy Young winner went on to say that the conservations with the team were not promising. 

“Just as far as the whole thing, on our perspective and our end of it, it was more that we were just kind of disappointed with how it went,” said Burnes, who is represented by CAA Sports. “The Brewers never really made a real attempt to try to come to a deal to avoid a hearing, at least from our perspective.”

“From our end, they just never really made that solid attempt to try to avoid a hearing. And even up until days before, there were some phone calls back and forth and basically it just came out that we were going to end up going to hearing. That’s how it ended.”

This opens up a whole new can of worms or should I say a sort-of old can of worms in the Los Angeles Dodgers. LA has been linked to Burnes in the past, and a great starting pitcher like Burnes could be the missing piece for the Boys in Blue. 

The righty is a five-year veteran who has established himself as one of the best pitchers in the game today. Last season, the 28-year-old started in over 30 games for the first time in his career and had a 12-8 record with a 2.94 ERA, career-high 243 strikeouts, and a 0.96 WHIP in over 200 innings pitched (another career-high). Burnes is in his prime, and if the Dodgers could find a way to snag him, LA could be in a serious position to capture their eighth World Series title.

If the Brewers and Corbin can’t find a way to fix things, look to the Dodgers to get him out of Wisconsin and bring him back home to California.

Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).

One Comment

  1. Friedman won’t trade for burns. He rather give Jimmy Nelson money for no reason.

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