Pinch me…. am I on this earth.l? Andrew Heaney, yes that one, is signing with the Dodgers. The freakin’ Dodgers, on a one year, 8 million dollar deal.
8….million….dollars. What a world we live in huh? What could the Dodgers possibly see in this man besides the facts he is a good pitcher for batting practice. This goes to show that the Dodgers truly have unlimited money to spend.
Free-agent LHP Andrew Heaney in agreement with Dodgers on one-year contract, pending physical, sources tell @TheAthletic. Deal is for more than $8 million – the amount Robbie Ray got from the Blue Jays a year ago. Heaney, as @JoelSherman1 noted, viewed as similar upside play.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 8, 2021
The man had a 7.32 ERA when he joined the Yankees along with allowing 13 home runs in 12 games, with 5 of those games being starts.
I actually can’t believe what I’m writing right now. Are we all missing something here? Why do the Dodgers want him? Listen I’m not complaining, I’m just so curious. It hasn’t worked anywhere yet.
I’m kind of set on the idea that they really want a pitcher that throws good batting practice to their players so that they have the best game preparation in baseball. Listen, if the game prep works, then why not?
Among those who did not receive qualifying offers: Clayton Kershaw, Carlos Rodon, Anthony DeSclafani and Jon Gray. The most surprising of the bunch might be Gray. Rockies didn’t deal him at the deadline, didn’t extend him and now won’t get any compensation at all if he leaves.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 7, 2021
This comes after the fact that Kershaw did not receive the qualifying offer due to some injury concerns, so are they really thinking that Heaney is the answer to that problem. Oh boy, this is something to watch out for. I’m just going to sit on the train now in pure confusion. Carry on with your lives now.