Dodgers: What the Winter Meetings revealed about LA’s off-season plan
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The Dodgers’ primary off-season target was Gerrit Cole
The Dodgers held meetings with each of the big three free agents but they were only serious about one of them, Gerrit Cole. The Dodgers did not even make an offer to Anthony Rendon as they believed he did not want to play in Los Angeles and nobody knows if the Dodgers ever made an offer to Stephen Strasburg.
The one thing we do know is that the Dodgers made an eight-year offer to Gerrit Cole worth around $300 million dollars but that was not enough as the Yankees went “all in” with a nine-year offer. It was a valiant effort for the Dodgers but the Yankees pulled out all the stops and were able to come out ahead of the Dodgers. Cole would’ve been a massive signing for the Dodgers but they were not able to close a deal.