Being the Los Angeles Dodgers certainly has it’s perks. Aside from just having won the 2020 World Series, they also get the luxury of having enough farm talent to be in virtually every trade rumor for any big name on the market. It’s not often that a superstar player is put on the trade block without Los Angeles being mentioned as a potential destination.
With that being said, we’ve compiled every Dodgers trade and free agent rumor from the last week of the offseason. Be warned, there are SO many.
The biggest rumor of the week had to be when Jim Bowden all but guaranteed Nolan Arenado would be traded to the Dodgers. Bowden went so far as to say that he thought Colorado would move him to Los Angeles before Christmas.
Meanwhile, most Dodgers fans are sitting back wondering when Justin Turner is going to resign with the Dodgers. That might be easier said than done though, as the market for JT could be bigger than we initially thought.
If Justin Turner does leave Los Angeles, many believe his replacement is already on the market. The Cubs may consider rebuilding their entire team structure, and Kris Bryant is a real consideration for Los Angeles without JT or Arenado. Hopefully, that’s just the worst-case scenario though.
Speaking of those rebuilding Cubs, them moving Yu Darvish isn’t entirely out of the realm of possibilities either. Could the Dodgers explore a reunion with Darvish? It didn’t end so well the first time around.
The Francisco Lindor rumors aren’t going to stop until Opening Day at this point. Even though there doesn’t seem to be room for him in Los Angeles’ infield, baseball experts keep trying to figure out a way to fit him in.
If the Dodgers do get JT back, there are plenty of questions about what that contract would look like. The market for an aging third baseman with a declining glove is tough to predict at this point, but he could end up with a multi-year deal.
Los Angeles is once again in danger of losing a key front office member. After missing out on the Angels’ GM job, assistant GM Jeff Kingston is reportedly now one of the favorites to land the job in Philadelphia.
And finally, Los Angeles is proving that they will never stop looking to dominate the international free-agent market. They did that by reportedly scooping up a 16-year-old catcher that ranks in the top 10 of all international free agents.
Stay with us all offseason long as we keep up with the latest on the hot stove and your favorite Los Angeles baseball team!