3 Dodgers players who should be on trade block before Opening Day

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As the Dodgers wade into spring training and look to make roster cuts to get their roster down to 26 players before Opening Day, there are 22 players on the 40-man who have minor league options, and while some are destined for the 60-day IL (Tony Gonsolin and Dustin May) and others are locks for the 26-man (Will Smith, James Outman, Brusdar Graterol), the Dodgers will surely be exercising their options on a majority of them before they head to Seoul on March 20.

However, minor-league options aren't the only avenue they can consider to trim players. Trades are always on the table, and even though the Dodgers wouldn't be adding any more superstars who are guaranteed Opening Day roles, they could net a few depth options to send straight to the minors and possibly depend on later in the season when baseball gets into the dog days.

3 Dodgers players who should be on trade block before Opening Day

Manuel Margot

Margot was sort of lost in the shuffle of the Dodgers' many pickups this offseason. He was tacked onto the Rays-Dodgers trade that led to Tyler Glasnow's extension, which sort of took up all of the air in the room. However, Margot isn't a player to sniff at; if he were on another team, he could have a good argument to be an everyday outfielder. With the Dodgers, he'll be expected to play second fiddle to Jason Heyward, James Outman, and Teoscar Hernández, while also shuffling around Chris Taylor, who will get starts all over the field this year.

He's never been a power threat, but he hits for average, doesn't strike out very much, and can be a stolen base threat. He has also had elite defensive years when he's stayed healthy. He doesn't really fit into the Dodgers' bigger picture -- not with the kind of lineup they've constructed -- but he could be valuable as a trade piece, perhaps for the teams that miss out on Cody Bellinger and are still looking for an outfielder close to Opening Day?

If the Dodgers could flip him for a player like Ryan Pepiot, who they sent to Tampa in the return for Glasnow and Margot, LA could get a promising young player to develop and a trade partner could get a serviceable everyday outfielder.