- Do not trade anyone named Buehler, Verdugo or Alvarez
Despite the graduations of Seager, Bellinger and (sort of) Julio Urias to the Majors, the Dodgers still boast a top five farm system.
While most people seem to glance over Alvarez when talking about top Dodgers prospects, he’s got a live arm with a fastball that can push 100 mph and a mid-80s wipeout slider. Consistent control is his main issue at 21 years old.
If Stanton happens to come available without requiring a Buehler or a Verdugo, then the Dodgers should engage in discussions. I’m okay with a trade that is centered around Alvarez and Jeren Kendall and possibly even Keibert Ruiz.
The Dodgers are rich at catcher and in the outfield, making Alvarez the only loss that could hurt down the line.