Dodgers: 5 things L.A. Should Not Do at the Winter Meetings

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Dave Roberts, center, speaks as Farhan Zaidi, left, Los Angeles Dodgers general manager, and Andrew Friedman, right, Dodgers President of Baseball Operations, look on during a press conference to introduce Roberts as the new Los Angeles Dodgers manager at Dodger Stadium on December 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Dave Roberts, center, speaks as Farhan Zaidi, left, Los Angeles Dodgers general manager, and Andrew Friedman, right, Dodgers President of Baseball Operations, look on during a press conference to introduce Roberts as the new Los Angeles Dodgers manager at Dodger Stadium on December 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Walker Buehler /
  1. 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.

According to MLB.com, the Dodgers have six players currently ranked in the Top 100, including RHP Walker Buehler (#10 overall), OF Alex Verdugo (#23) and RHP Yadier Alvarez (#45).

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.

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