Juan Lagares (Outfielder): Stays in Anaheim
Juan Lagares is most likely going to stay in Anaheim because he’s cheap and he can help mentor Marsh and Adell in the early stages of their Big League journeys.
Lagares also is still a great player on defense, which is always nice to have in a backup outfielder. He hit poorly this year, and has always been a poor hitter overall. The type of veteran leader he can be in the clubhouse is still valuable, however, and his defense speaks for itself.
Kurt Suzuki (Catcher): Leaves Anaheim
Kurt Suzuki will be leaving Anaheim this offseason and I’m happy about that.
Suzuki used to be a good player in this league, but he’s pretty terrible now. He hit .224/.294/.342 this season with 6 HR, 16 RBI, and 17 runs in 72 games this year. That’s pretty embarrassing.
On defense, he led the team in errors (once Jose Iglesias left the team). He led the team in errors despite only playing 72 games.
Besides, why did Joe Maddon need him catching Shohei Ohtani again? Max Stassi did just fine in his opportunities to catch Ohtani, and Suzuki is not needed on this team.