Dodgers: Dear Farhan Zaidi, Outfield Options For Your Consideration

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PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 09: General manager Farhan Zaidi of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the dugout before the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 9, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 09: General manager Farhan Zaidi of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the dugout before the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 9, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Carlos Gonzalez

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Carlos Gonzalez – Precious Cargo /

To Whom It May Concern: Carlos Gonzalez is my name, but I don’t need any introduction. You know me, I’m sure. CarGo, they call me. It is a combination of Carlos and Gonzalez. I was named Carlos by my parents. Their family name, and mine, is Gonzalez. Carlos Gonzalez. That’s me.

I don’t usually get out of bed for an annual average salary of less than $11,428,571, but I would consider signing a one year contract for around $10 million or so because I like you, whatever your name is. I’ll provide you with some of the most epic streaky-ness you’ve ever seen, statistically. When I’m cold, you might get frost bite from looking at me. But when CarGo gets hot, look out!

Send me a check, and I’ll look it over. If the check looks good, you can have my services.

Any of these three free agents are bound to be happy to play on a contender like Los Angeles. After paying Chase Utley $7 million two years ago, I think Farhan could stomach less than $10 million for a veteran OF on a one-year pact. While the players I mentioned are just a few of those available, the free agent market for left fielders offers a cascade of possible additions for General Manager Farhan Zaidi. There’s just no reason to over-commit to any one player in free agency or trade, especially an outfielder.

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