The Dodgers, like many other teams, are currently in the quiet before the storm of the winter meetings. The Dodgers have been linked to two of the biggest names available this winter, Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani.
Ohtani and Stanton represent two different areas of need for the Dodgers. Assuming the Dodgers wouldn’t trade Puig for Stanton, the Dodgers would shore up their left field mix by acquiring Giancarlo Stanton. In Ohtani, the Dodgers would get the number two starter they need to make it back to the World Series. That is assuming that Ohtani lives up to the hype of being an ace-caliber pitcher.
While it’s not impossible that the Dodgers don’t get both, it is an extreme long shot that they end up trading for Stanton and signing Ohtani. While many reporters are sending out mixed signals as to what Ohtani is seeking in a major league team, the truth is that nobody besides Ohtani truly knows what he is seeking. Stanton on the other hand, has expressed interest in playing for the Dodgers since he grew up in Los Angeles.
The question, is which player would help the Dodgers more? While both players are all-star caliber players, they would boost different parts of the Dodgers.