It’s always great to hear the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers – Joe Davis – talk shop. Therefore, when he joined MLB Network’s High Heat, we sat up and took notice.
Without a ton of conjecture, let’s look at what Davis has to say about the Dodgers’ off-season. You can check out the entire segment in the video below, but read onward for the best bits.
First, Davis is presented with a package that would land the Dodgers Francisco Lindor and Mike Clevinger. Davis says that he would be careful when it comes to including one Dodger in particular.
“My gut reaction is that it’s too much. The name on there that does that is Gavin Lux. I just don’t think that this is a guy they will want to deal. Even if it wasn’t as many pieces, I still think with Lux’s name on there that it’s too much. Now if you take Lux out of the deal and leave the other highly-regarded prospects on there like you listed. And you put somebody else’s name on there, then I think it’s a deal the Dodgers may be willing to do.”
Then, Davis describes what it would be like to have Lindor in Los Angeles. Still, he feels that Corey Seager is due for a bounce-back in a big way.
“For me it’s like Francisco Lindor is one of those guys that is so much fun to watch play. He’s a superstar in every way. That smile of his, the obvious things like the way he plays and fields. The power he’s added from his game. If I am thinking of it from an emotional perspective, it’s easy to picture him in a Dodgers uniform. The other side of that is Corey Seager is a really nice player, and I think they expect a bounce-back year from him.”
Finally, he thinks that the lack of moves by the organization don’t necessarily represent a finished product.
“They likely look at it as the West is not a very good division and they can win it as currently constructed. Also they probably look at it as that’s not good enough anymore. They’re trying to win a World Series and it’s been a long time. I think you very much could see a move happen between now and the trade deadline.”
I feel better already. There’s nothing like the calming voice of Davis to make me feel like suddenly everything is a little better than I thought it to be.