The Los Angeles Dodgers are searching far and wide for options that will get them over the proverbial hump in 2019. In this case, one of those options is Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu.
Per our friend Michael Duarte of NBC Sports Los Angeles, the Dodgers have contacted the White Sox regarding Abreu.
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) December 5, 2018
The vitals of this are such:
- Abreu is 31 years of age.
- He is coming off a season in which he posted career lows in home runs, OPS, batting average, games played, and on base percentage.
- Abreu will be a free agent following the 2020 season.
Based on this – and the fact that the White Sox are going to want significant prospect capital in any deal – I don’t know how good the fit may be. Unquestionably, the Dodgers have the prospects to pull this off should they want to. They boast four prospects within the top-100 in baseball: outfielder Alex Verdugo, catcher Keibert Ruiz, right-handed pitcher Dustin May and middle infielder Gavin Lux.
At least one of those guys would figure to be the centerpiece of the deal. Another aspect worth examining: the Dodgers have three players who are first baseman. Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, and David Freese somewhat share that corner as a primary position. What this could mean – is that Max Muncy would be a potential piece going back to the White Sox.
However, why would the Dodgers elect to trade a left-handed Muncy who is cheaper and more productive for Abreu? As questions and speculation abound; we can only deliver what is being floated out there at the current time.
Duarte has been a dependable source on items like this in the past.
What are your thoughts? Is Abreu a good fit for the current Dodgers?
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