Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. LA unable to reach deals with 4 other eligible players, Bellinger sets 1st-year arbitration record. There were 33 contract extensions signed during the 2019 calendar year and 20 of the 33 were signed in February and March. They are very much extension candidates though. DODGERS LEAD 4-2!!! That is good news for Realmuto and his representatives at the BBI Sports Group. He hit 22 homers in 70 games and took 110 career homers into arbitration this offseason, which is a ton at his service-time level. As another Super Two guy, the Giants locked him into an eight-year, $159 million extension, a record at the time for a player with less than four years of service time – the same position Bellinger currently sits in. MLB's top 10 contract extension candidates for 2020, including Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger Here are 10 arbitration-eligible players who could sign long-term contracts soon This is a prime-aged star at the most premium position on the field. Berrios gets financial security and the Twins get long-term cost control of their No. Half that……..something around 25 million for five years……. He sounds open to a deal, if nothing else. Cody Bellinger and Julio Urias will not be eligible for free agency until after the 2023 season, Walker Buehler after 2024, and Will Smith after 2025. The Dodgers should at least approach Boras about a deal. I believe that Betts snag was the turning point for the Dodgers. Seager, in his second go-round of arbitration, received a raise from his 2019 salary of $4 million. California’s November election will feature 12 statewide ballot measures. Most notably, he and star pitcher Stephen Strasburg agreed to a seven-year, $175 million extension with the Washington Nationals in 2016. 7-2!!! The Dodgers’ front office has been frugal when it comes to handing out long-term contracts under president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman. The Marlins gave him five years and $50 million. Contract benchmark: Historically, players who sign extensions one year before free agency get paid like free agents. Rather than go to a contentious arbitration hearing, the two sides could work out a multi-year deal. [Luis Severino's] did. They offered him a seven-year deal worth $23 million before he even made his MLB debut. Walker Buehler gets the ball in Game 6. Semien has turned himself into a Gold Glove defender at shortstop and he had a career year at the plate in 2019. Can't see that working for Turner. Get all the Best Dodgers stories straight to your Inbox! “Wow, what those two guys know about baseball. Contract benchmark: As noted in the Realmuto blurb, players who sign extensions one year prior to free agency get paid like free agents, so Semien's looking at a nice payday. It’s quite possible he sets a new bar in each of those seasons. DN Giveaways Either way, Bellinger is going to cost the Dodgers plenty of cash going forward. That's the "oh yeah he really is that good" scenario, and you can understand why the Dodgers may want to lock him up now. More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. They will receive zero revenue sharing dollars in 2020. Bellinger has the talent and track record to this point – a Rookie of the Year and MVP trophy in his first three seasons – to be the best player in franchise history. Baez turned only 27 in December and he is a dynamic up-the-middle player who impacts the game in all phases. Sure enough, they let Rendon leave. That's a good ballpark number. The Rangers are moving into a new ballpark this season and their active offseason did not involve adding a big bat to improve an offense that ranked 25th with an 88 OPS+ last year. Cody Bellinger contact information (name, email address, phone number). Here are the Los Angeles Times’ editorial board endorsements for president, California ballot measures and more. Thanks so much for the consideration. His improvement from season to season has been a phenom like rise in stock………….no doubt……….there is a reason the players on the Dodgers consider him the “big bopper” in the lineup now……….but 400 million? They'd trade the big hit up front for a lower luxury tax number down the road, in theory. Bullpen sessions generally are supervised by a pitching coach, or two. LOS ANGELES -- Cody Bellinger was rewarded financially for his 2019 MVP season on Friday by agreeing with the Dodgers on a 2020 contract for $11.5 million, setting an MLB salary record for a player in his first year of arbitration eligibility. Momentum Is Ours.... Cody Bellinger was born in Scottsdale, Arizona on July 13, 1995. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. That's the real question. "I mean, anybody who knows much about the arbitration process knows that it's business. George Springer, Jose Altuve lift Astros over Rays to force a Game 7 in ALCS.