There are plenty of reasons to hate the Dodgers’ end of the season on Saturday night in Atlanta. Apart from the obvious not to reach the World Series and to chain, fans also have to deal with the uncertainty of some of their favorite players.
This year’s free agent class is particularly tough for the Dodgers. There are a number of guys who are going to hit the open market and look for some lucrative deals. Chris Taylor is one of those guys.
After the loss in Atlanta, the Dodgers’ free agents were asked about their future. Taylor’s comments made fans fear that they had not seen the last of him in Los Angeles. Rather than inspiring hope or saying he would like to come back, CT3 was realistic.
I don’t know what’s going to happen. I loved every minute of being a Dodger. I have no idea what’s going to happen this offseason… I’m grateful for the opportunity to play for the Dodgers.
The Dodgers signed a 2-year, $ 13.4 million contract with Taylor in February 2020. That annual average of just over $ 6 million is expected to at least double when he signs his next contract. . A guy who can play any court and strike for power will be in demand in the open market.
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But Taylor has a few drawbacks, and one in particular might give the Dodgers a reluctance to offer him a ton of cash. He struck 167 times in 2021, which means nearly 29% of his home plate appearances ended with a K. That doesn’t match the style of play that Andrew Friedman and his front office are looking for.
But what it lacks in the K percentage, the CT3 literally makes up for everything else. He is an asset to any team, and we would be lucky to find him.
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