Possible Trade Destinations for Dodgers’ Alex Guerrero

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September 19, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers catching third baseman Alex Guerrero (7) reaches first on a fielders choice in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
September 19, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers catching third baseman Alex Guerrero (7) reaches first on a fielders choice in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay could try to add some firepower to their lineup by acquiring Guerrero and slotting him at DH, a spot currently occupied by Logan Morrison. After posting a .685 OPS last year in Seattle, Tampa shouldn’t feel comfortable entering 2016 with Morrison at DH.

It might seem strange to swap out one sub-.700 OPS hitter with another sub-.700 OPS hitter, and you’d be right, but this is the Rays we’re talking about here. Teams like the Rays pay the bills with upside plays that can be had for cheap like Alex Guerrero. Morrison’s long track record of ineffectiveness since his second full season in 2011 doesn’t give much hope for a turnaround from him. Seeing as how Guerrero would be the third highest paid player on the Rays, expect the Dodgers to have to throw in some money in a deal.

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