The Los Angeles Dodgers are on a roll in the offseason

The Los Angeles Dodgers are on a roll in the offseason. With superstar Shohei Ohtani in their arms, rebuilding the starting rotation is next on the Dodgers’ agenda.

The Dodgers agreed to a five-year, $135 million extension with right-handed fireballer Tyler Glasnow, 30, whom they acquired in a trade.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported on Saturday (Nov. 16), “The Los Angeles Dodgers are finalizing a five-year, $135 million contract with right-handed starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow, according to a source. Once the extension is finalized, Glasnow and outfielder Manuel Margot will be officially traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Dodgers.”

On the 15th, U.S. media outlets broke the news of the trade between the Dodgers and Tampa Bay. The Dodgers acquired Glasnow and Manuel Margot, 29, and sent right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Peavy, 26, and outfielder Johnny DeLuca, 25, to Tampa Bay.

ESPN reported, “The trade was contingent on Glasnow signing an extension. The parties met and discussed it on Friday, and Glasnow, who is making $25 million this year, agreed to a four-year, $110 million deal.”

Unlike Shohei Ohtani’s dipper deal ($680 million of the $700 million was paid out at the end of the 10-year contract), Glasno’s contract does not have a dipper, 카지노사이트 the report said. “Some of the cash flow freed up after Shohei Ohtani deferred $680 million of his $700 million salary when he signed with the Dodgers could go to Glasnow,” the outlet said.

The Dodgers have a $30 million option for 2028, which could be up to $145 million.

If the Dodgers decline the $30 million option for 2028, Glasnow can exercise his $20 million annual option. Each side has an option.

According to the source, “The Dodgers will pay Glasnow like a frontline starter in hopes that he can reach his massive ceiling. One of the most valuable starting pitchers available via trade, Glasnow is one of the most dominant. If not for injuries, he would be considered one of the best starting pitchers in baseball.”

Glasnow pitched a career-high 120 innings this year, going 10-7 with a 3.52 ERA, 162 strikeouts and 37 walks. Glasnow has a history of injuries. After starting 14 games (5-2, 2.66 ERA) in 2021, he was placed on the Tommy John disabled list with an elbow injury. After rehabbing, he returned in late 2022 to make two starts and then 21 in 2023, raising his career strikeouts per nine innings to 11.5. That’s the second-highest rate among pitchers with at least 500 innings pitched. In 127 career major league games (529⅔ innings), he is 30-27 with a 3.89 ERA.

In addition to acquiring Glasnow, who can be a 1-2 starter, via trade, and locking him up to a five-year deal, the Dodgers have been active in pursuit of Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who won four Nippon Professional Baseball prizes in three consecutive years. They recently held talks with Yamamoto and reportedly offered him a long-term contract of 10 years or more.

Meanwhile,

the defensive-minded Margot is expected to make $10 million this season and will be part of the Dodgers outfield alongside James Outman, Chris Taylor, and Jason Heyward. With Betts moving from the outfield to a full-time second baseman, Margot is expected to see a lot of at-bats against left-handed pitching. Margot’s career OPS is about 100 points higher against lefties than righties.

In two seasons with the Dodgers, Peppiott split time between the starting rotation and bullpen, going 5-1 with a 2.76 ERA in 17 games (10 starts). In 2023, Peppiott pitched 42 innings with a 2.14 ERA, 38 strikeouts and five walks.

DeLuca made his major league debut this year after four seasons in the minors, batting 2-for-6 with two home runs and six RBIs in 24 games (11-for-42). DeLuca, who can play all three outfield spots, has a career slash line of .271/.357/.526 in the minors.

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