Dodgers: Three bold predictions for the off-season

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 09: Manager Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers talks on the field with President of Baseball Operations, Andrew Friedman, before game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on October 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 09: Manager Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers talks on the field with President of Baseball Operations, Andrew Friedman, before game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on October 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 03: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hitting a solo home run off Dylan Cease #84 of the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Progressive Field on September 3, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images) /

The Dodgers will trade for Francisco Lindor

It did not even wait until the end of the World Series for trade rumors to surface involving the Dodgers and Francisco Lindor.  Lindor to the Dodgers makes sense for a few different reasons.  For one, the Indians are unlikely to extend Lindor who is a free agent after the 2021 season.  The Tribe already traded Trevor Bauer this year who is a free agent after the 2020 season.  They could continue their roster overhaul this winter by dealing Francisco Lindor.

Francisco Lindor also fits into the Dodgers’ “cap space” of approximately $40 million.  Lindor is scheduled to make just under $17 million dollars next season so taking on his salary would still leave room for the Dodgers to sign a starting pitcher and/or a reliever.  It would take a superstar to shift Corey Seager to third base and that is exactly what Lindor is.

Unlike Mookie Betts, Lindor is not a rental and would give the Dodgers two seasons of Corey Seager and Lindor to make a run at a World Series title.  Given all the prospects the Dodgers have, this should be the off-season where a few of them are dealt to upgrade the roster in a big way.  Adding Lindor would do just that if Seager is still on the team.

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