The Dodgers are in the hunt for some big fish this trade deadline season as it appears they want to bring a top-tier reliever or two to the back-end of the bullpen. The organization has many strengths, with one sticking out above the rest: depth. With an outfield logjam and a top of the line farm system, the ease of making a trade of Matt Beaty is apparent.
After two years of disappointing World Series losses, it is no secret that the Dodgers need to make a move and it is entirely obvious which facet of their game needs to improve: the bullpen.
This is why Matt Beaty may prove valuable as a trade chip this July as a fully healthy roster may be so talented that Beaty is left out.
Matt Beaty can flat out hit. He has proven to be able to do as much. The issue is, though, a good one to have with the Dodgers having so many good position players that they can afford to keep a guy with a .307 batting average and 117 wRC+ down in Triple-A. Moreover, he’s had an incredible clutch gene in his first few months in the big leagues.
Matt Beaty is now 13-for-30 (.433) with runners in scoring position. He is 9-for-25 (.360) in late and close situations.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) July 17, 2019
Beaty is the type of guy that the Dodgers love to have on their roster, but with his value at its peak, the time to sell could be now.
Personally, I have attached myself to Beaty because I am a huge fan of his game, but I realize that I may have to outgrow it. Beaty is a prime trade candidate and should he be able to bring back an elite arm as a secondary or tertiary trade piece, the Dodgers should consider moving him.
Beaty has accrued 0.3 WAR in 40 games this season for the Dodgers and has caught fire in recent days — just in time for the trade deadline.
We will see what happens, but there is a very good chance Matt Beaty will no longer be wearing a Dodger uniform come August.