Dodgers Way Team Makes A Big Splash on the Hypothetical Trade Market
Would the Dodgers actually make this big of a splash?
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Probably not. The club is 20 games over .500, and the offense is in the middle of perhaps their best run since 2013. There’s no need for the Dodgers to make a big move that could potentially jeopardize the future of the organization.
The club is 20 games over .500, and the offense is in the middle of perhaps their best run since 2013. There’s no need for the Dodgers to make a big move that could potentially jeopardize the future of the organization.
It wouldn’t be the first time the Dodgers were linked to a big name bat or pitcher that’s on the market. But we’ve seen time and time again that Andrew Friedman is reluctant to sell the farm for one season’s success.
Although J.D. Martinez would be that extra bat to push the Dodgers’ lineup over the edge, I don’t think he’s by any means more important than sacrificing the future of a few young players that are still under control by the Dodgers for the next four years.
I don’t think Martinez being a “rental” player would be a deciding factor in this decision. We’ve seen Friedman make trades for rentals with expiring contracts before and still give up a few prospects (Josh Reddick and Logan Forsythe). I simply just don’t see a big need at the moment.
The Dodgers are dominating their opponents and are doing so without being at full strength with Gonzalez on the DL and Pederson, Forsythe, and Puig struggling. However, even with that they still find themselves atop the NL.
Sometimes the best move a club makes is the move they don’t make.
What do you think? Do you think the Dodgers should make a move for J.D. Martinez? Do you think they should part ways with Joc Pederson? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter and Facebook. We’re curious to see who you see as a potential upgrade.