So far, this Dodgers off-season has consisted of one trade: Carlos Ruiz to the Mariners for Vidal Nuño. Though not terribly exciting, it does show that the front office is already looking to make the team better.
According Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Dodgers and Twins spoke at the GM meetings regarding second baseman Brian Dozier.
— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) November 11, 2016
Just today, the Dodgers announced that they had traded Howie Kendrick to the Phillies for Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney. Second base is now open, and Dozier could fill that role with ease.
In 2016, Brian Dozier had a great slash line of .268/.340/.546. Though his average was not the best, he made up for it with 42 home runs and 99 runs batted in.
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A huge bat like that will definitely help the Dodgers’ offense, especially since he hit .282 vs. lefties. Trading for the 29 year old will definitely require some top prospects from the Dodgers’ farm system. We will have to see if the front office sees more value in Dozier than they do in some of our numerous prospects.
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