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The San Francisco Giants have officially signed one of the top outfielders on the market. No, this time it’s not Aaron Judge. The Giants have reached an agreement with former Mariners OF Mitch Haniger, who was reportedly receiving interest from the Dodgers, as well, among other teams. The deal is for three years and $43.5 million.
There was a new star of the show at the MLB Winter Meetings on Tuesday, and his name is Scott Boras. Boras had quite the crowd gathered around him, as he spoke about the many top free agents he represents this offseason. One of those is shortstop Carlos Correa, who has polarized Dodger fans this offseason.
Dodgers prospect Miguel Vargas was the Triple-A Prospect of the Year in 2022, posting a .915 OPS in 520 plate appearances with Oklahoma City. His cup of coffee with Los Angeles wasn’t as successful — while he showed flashes of his offensive potential, overall he had just a .455 OPS in 50 plate appearances in the big leagues.
Another Dodgers starting pitcher is on the move. Andrew Heaney has signed a two-year deal with the Rangers. The two-year deal comes with a player option for the second year allowing Heaney to go out and test the market once again depending on his level of play. As it stands, the contract is worth $25 million but can increase to $37 million with incentives in those two years.
A week ago, it seemed the Dodgers had a decent shot at signing either Jacob deGrom or Justin Verlander, the two best pitchers on the free-agent market. Instead, deGrom went to Texas and Verlander replaced him with the Mets, leaving Los Angeles still searching for at least one more starting pitcher.
It has been a roller coaster for Dodgers fans this off-season. The team has lost out on the Jacob deGrom and Justin Verlander sweepstakes, Trea Turner has officially signed with the Phillies but the world still awaits to see where Aaron Judge will end up. It seems like a lost...
Before the news that Justin Verlander and Trea Turner both were signing somewhere other than Los Angeles, Monday morning started on a high note when the Dodgers finally officially announced that future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw is coming back in 2023. Kershaw’s deal with L.A. is for one year and $20 million.
One of the “highlights” of the Winter Meetings is that nearly every manager shows up for a scrum with the media, and Tuesday afternoon it Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts’ turn. Coincidentally, Doc’s session came shortly after it was announced that center-fielder Cody Bellinger has reached an agreement with the Cubs.
What a day it’s been at the Winter Meetings — and it just got crazier. Former Dodgers OF Cody Bellinger is officially signing with the Chicago Cubs. The deal is for one year, and reported to be for $17.5 million. Bellinger’s agent, Scott Boras, had made it clear that they wanted to take a one-year deal with the hopes of raising his value ahead of next year’s free agency — so that’s exactly what they did.
For the second time in the past few days, a member of the 2022 Dodgers bullpen is leaving Los Angeles to sign a two-year deal with an AL East team. After losing Chris Martin to the Red Sox over the weekend, L.A. watched Tommy Kahnle walk away on Tuesday morning.