After nearly dealing outfielder Joc Pederson in the offseason, should the Los Angeles Dodgers look to try to trade him again?
In the original deal, Pederson, along with pitcher Ross Stripling and prospect Andy Pages, would have moved down the freeway to Anaheim in exchange for infielder Luis Rengifo and at least one prospect. Once the deal between the Dodgers and Angels fell apart, LA was left in an awkward position of keeping Pederson and Stripling as pieces on their 2020 roster, despite letting both players know they were ready to trade them.
With rosters currently frozen due to the coronavirus pandemic, players are stuck in their homes, as well as with their current teams. However, eventually the trade market will open up again, and I wonder if the Dodgers would continue to monitor interest in Pederson.
MLB could institute new trade rules that make it more challenging for the Dodgers to find a new home for their left-handed power hitter, but assuming general managers can juggle their rosters, it’s possible Pederson could find a new home by the end of the 2020 season.
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of trading the young outfielder (again).