The Dodgers have three weeks left until the non-waiver trade deadline. With the deadline fast approaching the rumors are starting to ramp up for whom the Dodgers are targeting.
The Dodgers have less than three weeks to decide what they try to do at the trade deadline. For the Dodgers, there are a lot of different ways they could seek help at the trade deadline. The one constant is that whichever route the Dodgers go, they will be looking to stay under the luxury tax threshold, so they are not going to take on big money in any potential deal they make.
The three positions the Dodgers are hunting for help are shortstop, second base, and the bullpen. Shortstop is not an immediate need with Chris Taylor being above average, but with second base lacking offensive punch, the Dodgers could move Taylor to second base if they acquire a shortstop.
Second base is the one big offensive hole in the Dodgers lineup. While Max Muncy can “play” second base, he is not the best defensive option there. The Dodgers are better off playing Muncy at first, and Cody Bellinger in centerfield, especially with Yasiel Puig out for several weeks. The Dodgers will also seek to acquire an elite reliever to form a dominant one-two punch at the end of games with Kenley Jansen. Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly with the Dodgers recent trade rumors.