The non-waiver trade deadline is just three weeks away. This year’s trade extravaganza figure to be landscape changing due to the level of available talent on the market and the Dodgers have already been rumored to be at the center of almost every rumor out there. But, with these rumors ramping up, the front office must soon decide which of their prospects are keepers versus those they can trade.
Trades in baseball have always worked under the same guidelines. One team, the contender, gets the big name player and the smaller, rebuilding team, is rewarded with a bounty of prospects fit for a king, a return that they hope will change their organization for years to come. This format for trade is an age-old method in baseball and one that is not going anywhere any time soon.
But, this year, the Dodgers find themselves between a rock and a hard place on the market. The Dodgers have the minor league to talent to acquire practically anyone they want. Their farm system ranks as one of the best in the league and that provides them with options on whom they should and should not trade. But, this year especially, with so many teams involved in the rumors for players like Manny Machado, the front office needs to know when enough is enough and who he can and cannot trade.
With the Dodgers heavily rumored to be in the mix for several big names, here are the prospects that are untouchable and touchable, the best and the worst to trade from the farm in 2018.