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Dodgers Don’t Want To Involve Gavin Lux In Any Trade Rival Teams Believe

Would any scenario get the Dodgers to involve Lux?



Obviously, a key component in any impending Los Angeles Dodgers trade scenario has been infielder Gavin Lux. Whether or not the Dodgers are willing to deal a young player who ranks highly on the overall MLB prospects list has been left to question.

Until Tuesday night.

A tweet from Jon Heyman signifies that the Dodgers hold Lux in very high regard. For instance, take a look at what Heyman says in regards to the belief about the club’s feeling on Gavin Lux.

Without question, the key snippet in this Heyman tweet is the part about ‘the belief so far of many (other teams) is that LA wouldn’t involve Lux in any scenario’.

Moreover – if that is true – it could shed some light on why the Cleveland Indians attempted to get creative in recent discussions. Remember, starting pitcher Mike Clevinger became a name that entered the fray late and seemingly out of nowhere at the Winter Meetings. Perhaps it was to get the Dodgers to involve Lux in a swap, with us trying to speculate here.

Earlier Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal broke down some of the Dodgers’ trade talks. Notably, very little of his dialogue involved Gavin Lux.

Indeed if we are reading between the lines, it appears that Heyman’s assessment of the Dodgers wanting to hang onto Lux is accurate. Certainly one should be able to understand this, as Lux could be one of baseball’s best offensive players in a short time period. Still, if you are the general manager for Los Angeles; would you involve Lux in a trade that you think would put you over the top right now?

Let us know in the comments section below why or why not.

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    • Even if Lindor brings us 2 rings in those 15 years? I agree that we shouldn’t trade Lux, but I don’t think it’s as black and white as you think. Francisco Lindor is a bit better than Josh Fields (our last major trade mistake). Just sayin.

  1. I agree! You don’t know what you’ve got till its gone! It would be very short sighted to sell off future MVP’s ( that you can hold for an extended time frame) for a temporary maybe shot at one title!

    • You don’t think Lindor could be an MVP for the Dodgers? If the Dodgers had kept every player they THOUGHT might be an MVP the team would look very different and would have had a much different history. At some point you have to “go for it” but I don’t thinl current management is even thinking along those lines. I think they are thinking along the lines of staying as competitive as necessary to win the division and maybe the NL title but not going all in to win the World Series. Just make money and win… and if issues get made by the fanns to go for it all and then not pay hi ticket prices for low results, sell the team for a billion bucks and come out looking and smelling like a rose. In fact, if that is all Friedman. Kasten and Walter want to do, then I wish they would do everybody a favor and sell the team to some one who actually gives a crap!!!

  2. If trading Lux brings ONE ring, that is good enough! I am so tired of this front office holding onto prospects, while failing to trade for proven MLB talent – such as Lindor and Clevinger. The front office still acts if they are in Tampa Bay. It is time to trade prospects for the top players. I for one am sick and tired of watching the front office hold onto prospects, and kill chance after chance to pick up high-end proven major league talent!

  3. We as fans deserve the Dodgers to do what it takes to wi in a championship stop being dumb remember Greg Brock he was supposed to be a superstar look what happened a big flop. Make a trade or leave town Friedman. We as fans deserve better.

  4. I think part of Dodgers reluctance to trade prospects is because of some bad memories. Pedro Martinez for Delano Deshields, Paul Konerko for Jeff Shaw immediately come to mind. But, the truth is that if you check top 10 prospects lists over the years, less than half turn out to be viable major leaguers. On the flip side, the Dodgers, hands down, have a 70 year history of being the absolute best at developing talent.
    So my point is, if Lux is untouchable, then he better be in the lineup every day next season! Don’t tell me he’s that good & then have him platooning with Kike’ Hernandez!

    • This is so true. Right now, you have him Platooning w Max Muncey. This means someone has to go. IT’S REALLY TIME TO MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE. GET LINDOR AND BETTS. TRADE MEADA AND STRIPPLING AND PEDERSON WITH SHEFFIELD AND SANTANA FOR LINDOR AND CLEVINGER. POLLOCK RUIZ AND RIOS AND BARNES FOR BETTS AND PRICE

  5. Last paragraph sums it up. Lux “could be” one of baseball’s best offensive players. Of course, that also means he might not be. Lindor already is.

  6. I agree with Tim and Caporange. IF Gavin Lux is as great as the Dodgers decision-makers make him out to be he Better be playing full-time, Not platooning or whatever Roberts/Friedman have been doing the the past seasons. Don’t tell me about the conecutive NL-WEAK, forgive me West division titles. Heck the Nationals were a Wild-Card entry and won the World Series. I know the experts say the “playoffs are a crap-shoot.”

    • Robin, that may be a big reason why players are not too thrilled to come here to the Dodgers. They rightfully would fear having to time share as you and the others above you here have pointed out. I am not advocating to certainly trade Lux, I am however advocating Dodgers unload a couple of LH hitters and get an impact RH hitter in a lineup that as of now will NOT BE ANY BETTER than last year’s or the year before.

    • The playoffs are a tournament. If Will Smith’s flyball had travelled 5 more feet, would everyone still be pushing to give up Lux?

      • Woulda coulda shoulda the fact Is it didn’t travel 5 more feet and Yes they’d still be pushing for it because we would’ve lost to Houston yet again and been the only team in recent history to lose three World Series in a row and one step closer to being the 90’s Bills

    • Crapshoot theory is for losers. No champion will say they got lucky and some crapshoot force carried them. They went out and did it

  7. If Lux is going to be traded, in my opinion it must be for a legit starting pitcher like Clevinger. As it stands right now, we need starting pitching more than anything. Otherwise keep him and shuffle the infield immediately by moving Lux to short, JT to first and Seager to 3rd while leaving Muncy full time at 2nd. Seager’s health history has shown to be a bit of a concern so 3rd would be easier on him while JT’s diminishing range and nagging injuries make the move to 1st a logical one. Lux played 533 games at short in the minors as compared to only 120 at 2nd. Muncy will never be Alomar or Sandberg but he’s proven to be adequate defensively.

  8. Maybe the Dodgers and Indians aren’t a good fit after all. The Dodgers have enough prospect talent to put together a market value offer for Lindor without including Lux, but then the Indians would have no one to play shortstop in a contending year. Tyler Freeman is still in A-ball. Even if Jeter Downs is included, he’s only 20 and in AA. I don’t think it’s going to work out. Maybe next year.

  9. 15 or 33, heck 100 years and 1 ring is a zillion times better than NO rings. Make a trade, or get more aggressive in signing FA’s. I like Lux, but i love a championship more! 0-3 is so deflating as a fan, when we have so much talent. It’s sad really.

  10. Lol senior tortilla is firedaveroberts he’s so desperate he’s replying to himself now. Classic boomer moment

  11. Most of these comments are ridiculous. The dodgers dont need to trade anybody. The damn team won 106 games last year. They will be just fine right where they are at. The prospects they have is what will put them over the top.

    • Exactly. These same “fans” whined in 2016 when Friedman rejected Minnesota’s demand of BOTH Bellinger and Buehler for Dozier. Kudos to AF for not making a trade just to make a trade. If they don’t understand the Dodgers’ good fortune of having Friedman in charge, let them go root for the Kansas City Royals.

      • Yeah the royals would be an excellent alternative. What is it with you idiots telling fans to go root for last place teams. Afraid to suggest a better team like the Nationals or Astros or Yankees?
        Patient Zero Knowledge

  12. That’s the SAME BULLS*** ANDREW FRIEDMAN HAS BEEN PUSHING. YOU’RE GOING TO KEEP ON HOPING THAT PROSPECTS AND I QUOTE PROSPECTS WILL PAN OUT. IF YOU WANT TO WIN IT ALL DO IT THE RIGHT WAY. SOME OF THESE GUYS ARE GOING TO BE CAREER MINOR LEAGERS. A COUPLE OF GUYS WHO COME TO MIND IS CEASAR ISTURUS. WHO PLAYED ONLY 2 YEARS IN THE MAJORS. TOM BRENNAN PLAYED 9Years in the MINORS. STOP SAYING THAT WERE GOING TO BE FINE. IF THAT’S THE CASE. WE WOULD HAVE A RING. YOU HAVE TO HAVE EXPERIENCE AND TOP OF THE LINE PLAYER WHO KNOW HOW TO PLAY.

  13. Everything in the post season is about matchups! While the Astros Red Sox and Yankees are constantly trying to build a champion by adding more talent player for player than the other each off season, the Dodgers are always waiting for their farm talent to progress! Look at Urius, waiting, limiting his innings the past couple years so what? He could be avg in Oct like last year? How about Barnes? Letting Grandal go because Barnes was the answer while waiting for Smith! I could go on and on and on! Always waiting! Never trying to matchup with the teams that are actually all in! If the Astros get Verlanfer I want Sherzer, if the Yankees get ARod I want Griffey Jr!!! What is so hard to figure out guys? Nothings changed, the idea is to build the best EAM on a sliding scale! The Dodgers are like the guy that works out for 1 year to get the hottest babe, then gets her alone st the drive in and gets ED!!!

  14. The most likely reason that the Dodgers would hold onto Lux and trade Seager is that Seager is closing in on Free Agency and Lux will be cheap for 5 more years!
    Dodgers reluctance to sign top tier talent or trade top prospects makes it tough to get over the hump.

  15. I HATE TO SEE THE FANS BE SPLIT UP BUT SOME ARE RIGHT AND SOME ARE WRONG. I BEEN A FAN SINCE THE DAYS AT THE
    COLOSSEUM. THE TEAM NOW HAS ENOUGH PLAYERS FOR 2 TEAMS. SO KEEP THE PROVEN PLAYERS AND TRADE FOR MORE PROVEN PLAYERS AND IF SOME BECOME STARS THEN SO BE IT. YOU LET HOWIE KENDRICKS GO AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!ANYWAY GOOD LUCK TO THE TEAM THE FANS AND GOOD LUCK TO THE OWNERS

    • We all agree that either Awe pony up and Make real changes or additions. THE Sad part is that we are going to have this same conversation next WINTER. BECAUSE WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR URIUS TO PITCH,JOE KELLY TO STRIKE LIGHTING AND PITCH WELL.. WE HAVE A DEEP FARM SYSTEM SO INVEST LIKE A WINNER WOULD INVEST. THIS IS L.A. NOT TAMPA ANDREW FRIEDMAN. STOP THE SABERMETRIC GARAGE. GO WITH TALENT AND EXPERIENCE GET THE BEST FOR THE TEAM RIGHT NOW. LINDOR AND BETTS EXTEND AND LOCK THEM UP FOR AT LEAST 5 YEARS. THE FACT IS YOU’RE NOT GOING TO RESIGN J.T SO YOU CAN SOLVE THE INFEILD AND AS FOR THE OUTFIELD GET RID OF PEDERSON AND BARNES

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