Dodgers Trade Joc Pederson to the Flying Chanclas
Just a few days into the season, the Dodgers proved they are going to be an active club as they executed their first trade of the young season.
On Sunday the Dodgers announced they had traded Joc Pederson the San Antonio Flying Chanclas. In return, the Dodgers will get cash considerations and a pair of chanclas for every player on the twenty-five man roster. Andrew Friedman noted that “Joc is a tremendous young man, but the offer of chanclas for every player was just too much to resist.”
The move comes as a bit of a surprise since Joc had originally made the Dodgers opening day roster over Andrew Toles. With the trade of Joc, Andrew Toles is now en route to Los Angeles where he will be part of the Dodgers left field competition. Toles outplayed Pederson this spring but was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City before the start of the season.
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Joc noted that while he is usually a Birkenstock wearer, he will be glad to get a new opportunity to don the Flying Chanclas jersey. Joc said, “LA will always be a special place in my heart, but I am looking forward to this new mission in San Antonio.” Padres GM AJ Preller said while giving away twenty-five sets of chanclas was a bit steep, he is excited to be able to get a player the caliber of Joc Pederson. He noted how Joc’s World Series experience would be valuable to a young rebuilding team like the Chanclas.
The Chanclas hope to fix Joc Pederson’s continually changing swing and put him on track to be part of the San Diego Padres rebuild. The Padres shockingly signed Eric Hosmer this winter to jump-start their rebuild, and Joc Pederson will eventually help push these rebuild efforts even further along. A core of Wil Myers, Joc Pederson, Eric Hosmer, and Manny Margot is the best core the Padres have had in years.
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The Dodgers are now set to go the rest of the season with Andrew Toles and Matt Kemp as their primary left fielders. Dave Roberts noted they had to make room for Toles, so trading Joc was yet another tough move after the club designated Trayce Thompson for assignment earlier this week. If you had fun reading this article, please note this was entirely facetious. HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!