(CBS) — Dodger fans have gotten used to watching top free agents come and go without any interest from Los Angeles, but that could soon change.
According to Jayson Stark’s column on ESPN.com on Friday, the Dodgers will be big spenders in the future.
“Next year this time, the Dodgers will be THE team calling up every marquee free agent. They’re going to have serious money. They’ll be the Yankees West.” This quote is from an unnamed NL executive.
Some potential 2013 free agents include:
1B- Lance Berkman – unrestricted
SS- Stephen Drew — ($10MM mutual option with a $1.35MM buyout)
3B – David Wright -($16MM club option with a $1MM buyout)
OF – Josh Hamilton – unrestricted
OF – B.J. Upton – unrestricted
OF – Shane Victorino — unrestricted
OF – Andre Ethier — unrestricted
OF – Ichiro — unrestricted
SP – Matt Cain – unrestricted
SP – Zack Greinke – unrestricted
SP – Cole Hamels — unrestricted