Puig was traded a month ago yesterday. The Dodger favorite now a Red left the Dodgers with just four listed outfielders on the roster, Pederson one of them.
Joc’s ride in Los Angeles was interesting from the get-go: lots of power, a knack for striking out and defensive capability that changes like the seasons- some campaigns its excellent and others quite the opposite.
On offense, that power was undeniable but from day one it came with a clause: the team only got it when he was facing a right-handed pitcher. Against lefties, Joc is non-existent. Perhaps that is the motivation the team is looking for. If they trade Pederson away they get rid of a bat that is only serviceable against one side of the mound, the other being his kryptonite.
Let’s address the rumors. As it stands right now the only verified rumor is that of Ken Rosenthal who said the White Sox along with a few other teams were discussing Pederson although he had no report of how advanced the talks were.
If the Dodgers do choose to trade Pederson it will leave them with a limited outfield group until they sign a right-handed bat, the move that is presumed to follow any trade in which Pederson is involved.