Running through potential Dodgers auditioning in 2019 World Series
It’s hard to watch the World Series with the Dodgers sitting at home. But if you can bring yourself to watch, there may be a few future Dodgers in the game.
Both on the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, there are plenty of potential free agents, from non-tender candidates to opt-outs to regular old free agents. The most notable are, of course, Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg for the Nats and Gerrit Cole from the Astros.
All three have been hypothetically linked to the Dodgers (maybe the rumors come more from media sources than Dodgers officials themselves) but none of those links are set in stone, and their would be cost-prohibitive barriers to block the team from signing more than one of these star players.
Of those three stars, Strasburg would be the toughest to add, simply because he may stay with the Nationals. For the other two, the barriers of entry are low, because they are unrestricted free agents, so the market will be wide open for all the potential playoff hopefuls who could make the big dance with a big-time star.
But outside of the stars, there are still a few players the Dodgers could be smart to add on both teams, or at least players to consider. I’ll enumerate their cases here, just briefly, so you can judge their merits for yourself while you watch the World Series.
First, I’ll go through the Astros free agents to be first, then the Nationals’ free agents.