So here’s what we know:
Yeah. That’s about it.
Jonah Keri sent out this tweet Wednesday evening that sent Twitter into a small frenzy:
Source: #Braves trade talks with NL West team revolve around Andrelton Simmons.
— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) November 12, 2015
So, of course we all started going through rosters for how this might play out. We were at least aided by this, from Chris Cotillo:
I’m told Giants aren’t in deep trade talks with Atlanta.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) November 12, 2015
Alright. So this leaves the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres and, of course, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Colorado would immediately have one of the most exciting left sides of the infield in recent memory, between Simmons and Nolan Arenado. San Diego has tried to acquire a shortstop for as long as I can remember, but their cupboard is pretty bare after splurging last offseason. Arizona has made some deals with Atlanta recently, but they already have Nick Ahmed, a fairly similar shortstop – one whose glove is leagues ahead of his bat.
The Dodgers could try to acquire Simmons, but you have to wonder whether they’d be spending their time properly on that position with Corey Seager looking so capable last season.
Theoretically, the Dodgers could shift Seager to third and Justin Turner to second. Again, though, it just doesn’t seem like something the Dodgers really need to focus on with so many questions elsewhere on the roster.
I could be completely wrong and we wake up tomorrow morning to news of a shiny new shortstop whose defensive skills rival just about anyone in the league, but for now, we can at least breathe easy given Ken Rosenthal’s take on all of this.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 12, 2015