3 trade packages that can help Dodgers acquire Jose Ramirez

Thomas Carannante
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 03: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians is greeted by teammates after scoring a run in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on October 03, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 03: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians is greeted by teammates after scoring a run in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on October 03, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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Gavin Lux #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) /

1. Gavin Lux, Andy Pages, Landon Knack, Jose Ramos

Last but not least! Say what you want about Gavin Lux and how he’s been underwhelming, but he still has minimal MLB experience and not too long ago was one of the best prospects in all of baseball. Hard to imagine the Guardians will draw that fine of a line after willingly accepting Rosario and Gimenez for Lindor.

Lux is a lefty bat with the potential to play multiple positions effectively. He could be a franchise cornerstone, especially since he’s not a free agent until after the 2026 season. Add these guys alongside him and the Guardians might view this as a nice mixed bag:

  • No. 5 prospect Andy Pages
  • No. 8 prospect Landon Knack
  • No. 16 prospect Jose Ramos

More outfield help with Pages and Ramos as well as a righty starter in Knack, and the Guardians can replenish the top of their farm nicely. Pages is a beast, having clubbed 60 homers and 179 RBI with a .950 OPS across 235 career minor league games, and he’s only 21. Knack was a second-round pick in 2021 and quickly went 7-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 16 games (11 starts), reaching Double-A in his first pro season. Ramos, also only 21, has a .305 average, .867 OPS, 77 runs scored, 13 homers, 86 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 119 games between the foreign rookie league, rookie league and Single-A.

The Guardians have long had a problem finding capable outfielders in recent seasons, and this would put them on a promising path to putting that issue in the rearview. None of these packages are cheap, either. They’re just different combinations of talent that might be most appealing to a franchise that badly needs to get their rebuild right.

Maybe a different combo of all of these packages might work, but just know it’s going to cost a chunk of the top of the Dodgers’ farm.

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