The winter of 2019-2020 is poised to be a historic one. Names like Betts, Lindor, Cole, and Arenado do not become available very often. The Dodgers should pounce — but will they? Recent history shows that they might not. However, of course we hold out hope that we can possibly land one or two difference-makers via trade or free agency this offseason.
The longtime radio voice of the Dodgers with Rick Monday, Kevin Kennedy shared his thoughts on what the Dodgers should be looking to do this offseason and how they can learn from the past to not mess around this offseason.
Here is the link to the full discussion on AM 570 LA Sports:
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Making Big Moves
When asked about what the Dodgers’ plan should be, Kennedy responded with some big names, unsurprisingly:
“I’d like to see them get a [Francisco] Lindor. I would like to see them not clean house because they had a great year, but I would like them to step up and get a Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg will opt out. I would even like to see them get an [Anthony] Rendon and move Justin Turner to first base. It’s a logical move. They have pieces to move.”
Kennedy also went into detail about the Dodgers’ pursuit of Francisco Lindor:
“I don’t know if Cleveland would do that for Corey Seager. Lindor is a five-tool player. For the Dodgers, if they got someone like that…he has a smile on his face, he is very media-savvy, he’s energetic, he would represent LA and the Dodgers very well. I could see why they would want him, but the names that I am hearing do not match up with what Cleveland would want.”
Will the Dodgers Spend?
Kevin Kennedy apparently does not see the Dodgers spending a ton of money this offseason:
“No not really, if they want to stay under the luxury tax I don’t really see that. They have a great core that came up last year and I don’t think they are going to move those guys.”
He also emphasized the importance of making a big acquisition like Cole:
“If you get a Gerrit Cole, that would put you over the top and you would win that Game 5. When you add a guy like that, he could take you all the way to the World Series and win it.’
Will the Dodgers spend? Only time will tell.