Dodgers: A Changing NL East Could Bring Big Pieces to LA

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: Bryce Harper
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 7: Bryce Harper /
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WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 7: Bryce Harper /

The teams on the bottom of the NL East have some players that could help improve the Dodgers.  With the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies beginning to flex their rebuilt muscle this off-season, the landscape in the NL East is shifting right under the league’s feet

While the Phillies and Braves try to chase the Dodgers at the top of the NL, the two young future powerhouses are attempting to sign new free agents and poach some of the NL West’s top stars, like Madison Bumgarner, Patrick Corbin and Paul Goldschmidt.  The Washington Nationals may have to look to retool and deal away some of their aging talent.

The Miami Marlins will continue the firesale they started after dealing their powerful lineup of 2016 and 2017. Even the New York Mets are trying to fight back into contention with a trade for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz.  These five All-Stars, via trade or free agency, could be left out to dry by the NL East’s newest bottom-feeders, and thus made available to the Dodgers.