3. Carlos Correa
Some fans might not care if Carlos Correa were to sign with the team and put on the Dodger blue for 2022 and beyond. Some fans just want the team to put together the best lineup possible and look past Correa’s history with the Dodgers.
Most of the fanbase will not share that sentiment. It’s clear that Dodgers fans are still bitter about the 2017 World Series and the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal, as evidenced by the fact that Correa gets profusely booed every time he comes back to LA.
That hasn’t stopped Correa from at least being linked to the Dodgers, but at this rate, the Dodgers are going to be linked to all of the prominent shortstops as they look to re-sign Trea Turner or replace him in the lineup.
The best-case scenario would be to just re-sign Turner. But if that does not happen, there are other options that are also talented and wouldn’t be controversial for fans to root for. Xander Bogaerts would be exceptional in LA and would continue the trend of the Dodgers taking the Red Sox best players because they don’t want to pay them.
At the end of the day, fans would eventually have to come around to Correa if he were to sign with the Dodgers, but it would be incredibly awkward at first. The front office should do us all a favor and keep that situation from happening, though.