grabarkewitz wrote:This FO just doesn't go that route with older players like Turner. They like 2-3 years max. I will believe it when I see it because Turner is going to get 4 years $60 million or more from someone. I don't think he is going to be giving a hometown discount either since this is his one chance to cash it and he will want that 4th year. It's the market and I just don't see them paying him when will be 32 in November. They seem to shy away from those deals. Jansen is going to get some ridiculous sum of money since there are only 3 real closers out there in Chapman(who is never going to be allowed out of Chicago), Melancon and KJ. Jansen could be wearing a Met uniform because I don't see them sticking with Familia even though he was lights out during the year. He choked when it mattered. The Yankees, who have a boatload of cash to spend now could be looking as well.
NewportDodger wrote:Who sez? From everything I have read, they are negotiating in earnest with his and Kenley's agent and given that there are no real options at third, the FO has to resign him/them. I can't see any real options in the trade market unless you know of some secret trade talk with the Royals for Cuthbert or the Twins for Plouffe, the two likeliest guys who play third and could change addresses, IMO.
Who is going to play third then? They aren't going to give a 4 year $15 million dollar deal to Turner.
I wouldn't even be shocked to see them go sign a guy like Mark Reynolds to a 2 year deal at 6 million/per because he would be cheaper and still have some pop. Chicago will pay a Chapman a ridiculous amount of money and probably let Travis Wood walk so that's that type of guy we would go after since he will be cheaper.
I will be pleasantly surprised if this FO really rocks the boat when it comes to spending money or making a big trade. I can see Braun here. It makes sense but that contract sucks so they will cut corners elsewhere. If they want Milwaukee to take on most of the salary, it will cost them in trade bait.
The FO likes to spread the wealth so it means a lot more Jimmies and Joes than star power. You can just see in the comments when they say that they are so close to the Cubs when it reality, they are not as it stands today. The Nationals will be back next year healthy as well and then you have the Mets, Giants, etc. A lot of competition and I think teams would be happy to pay more to get Jansen because it not only makes them better but it critically hurts the Dodgers.
I guess I don't see that. While I doubt they blow it up, I don't see them scared of four years for Turner or five to six years for Jansen. Now, Hill getting more than two years is not going to happen with this front office and I am sure we will see some one or two year deals with guys like Blanton, Utley (the guy's value is in clubhouse) and Ruiz. I do see them overvaluing versatility and the Joe Maddon Method, but I find that short-sighted when they overvalue a guy like Kike Hernandez or Howie Kendrick. I also think that this is the off-season they go big in the trade market and target guys like Martinez, Braun, Kinsler, Dozier and a frontline starter, whether it be Greinke, Verlander or Sale, if the White Sox decide to blow it up. There is no question we have plenty of ammo to get more than one of these guys and as many as three. Ridiculous depth, a bottomless pool of money and a front office which knows the honeymoon is ending. I just think that it will be one helluva Christmas for Dodger fans.