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Inbox: Could Dodgers get Arenado in future?

Beat reporter Ken Gurnick answers fan questions
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LOS ANGELES -- Since we still have an abundance of capable outfielders, should the Dodgers wait until next year to spend big money and go after local boy Nolan Arenado instead of Bryce Harper now?
-- The Tenth Man @man_tenth

I would. Of course, there's always the risk he re-signs with Colorado and never hits the free-agent market. It's not up to the team; it's up to the player.

LOS ANGELES -- Since we still have an abundance of capable outfielders, should the Dodgers wait until next year to spend big money and go after local boy Nolan Arenado instead of Bryce Harper now?
-- The Tenth Man @man_tenth

I would. Of course, there's always the risk he re-signs with Colorado and never hits the free-agent market. It's not up to the team; it's up to the player.

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Grandal's contract with MIL seems like something LAD could have beaten and solidified catcher. Any idea if it was the team or if it was Yaz that wasn't interested?
#ArtooStillYourFriend
-- @DodgerDoggo

It's my understanding that Yasmani Grandal did not want to return to the Dodgers -- period. He could have accepted the $17.9 million qualifying offer. But he had been benched each of the past two seasons and he knew with the Dodgers' four catching prospects he had no chance at a multi-year deal from Los Angeles. If he really did turn down a four-year deal from the Mets, he's obviously overplayed his hand.

Why don't the Dodgers just make a short-term high annual salary for B Harp?
-- LA_FAN @SoloLafan

Because Bryce Harper wants a long-term, high annual salary.
Was Farhan Zaidi the brains of the front office and that's why Andrew Friedman can't pull off a trade for #Kluber and/or #Realmuto ?
-- Saul @saul2461

Nobody's pulled off a trade for Corey Kluber or J.T. Realmuto.

Will there ever be a Mike Piazza Bobblehead Night @ Dodger Stadium?
-- Raul Fernandez Jr. @chepes626

Only if Piazza wants one. The club has approached him about it, but Piazza hasn't had anything to do with the Dodgers since they traded him.

When is Maury Wills going to get his number retired???
-- Charles Elias @23CharlesElias

Wills, Fernando Valenzuela and Steve Garvey are pretty much in the same category. They are iconic Dodgers heroes, but with only one exception the Dodgers retire only the numbers of their Hall of Famers

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

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