Dodgers Rumor Round Up: Relief Market, Free Agent, Trade
In these Rumor Round-Up articles I like to make the last slide a bit of an opinion piece when there is no pressing news. Today it will be about the trade market and how I believe the Dodgers are far more removed from it than people think.
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We can start with Corey Kluber. The biggest star to hit the rumor mill this offseason and easily the top wish for Dodger fans. The problem with Kluber, however, is I don’t think he will ever be in Los Angeles.
Kluber is a phenomenal pitcher and there is no doubt that he would change the Dodgers rotation upon arriving in Los Angeles. That is why it won’t happen: I am not the only one who knows that.
The Indians price for Corey Kluber has to be through the roof. The rumored return is a Chris Sale type package and the Dodgers are not keen on emptying the tank for one player.
One the topic of emptying the tank, that is my guess at what it would take to get wish list player, Whit Merrifield. Merrifield led baseball in hits and stolen bases last season. He is young, cheap and under control and the Royals have no incentive to just give him away.
So, for my opinion and closing to this Rumor Round-Up, I offer this: the Dodgers could be close to done this offseason. To some, that sounds like a nightmare but I urge you to look at the price it would cost to make another move. It is high. This roster is still elite. Might be time to be pleased with that.