Dodgers: Storylines to Watch at the Winter Meetings
Which Outfielders get Dealt?
The Dodgers currently have a surplus of outfielders and need to figure out which to keep and which to trade away. While Matt Kemp had a resurgent season this year, you have to wonder just how much he has left in the tank and he is an obvious one to trade. Outside of the Kemp the Dodgers also need to figure out what to do with Alex Verdugo.
Verdugo has spent the last two seasons in Triple-A and has nothing left to prove in the minor leagues. While he may not ever be a star, Verdugo is a solid leadoff type outfielder who will play solid defense with a rocket arm. If the Dodgers are not going to start Verdugo in 2019, they are better off trading him away and cashing their trade chip in while his value is still high.
If the Dodgers are sold on Verdugo and starting him, then Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig are two candidates to be traded. Joc Pederson would make more sense for a team like the Indians since he has two seasons of control left while Puig is entering a contract year. Someone needs to be moved and that will likely happen at the winter meetings.