Shortstop FA market overheated turning to Dodgers trade or interest in MIL big gun SS
Now that large shortstops are in the FA market, the LA Dodgers are rather turning to the trade market.
“MLB.com” Juan Toribio said on the 27th (Korea Standard Time), “The Dodgers have been in contact with the trainer and will continue throughout the offseason.” However, there is a growing possibility that Turner will not return. Accordingly, the Dodgers can enter Plan B.
Turner wore a Dodgers uniform as a trade last year, and spent two seasons with a batting average of 0.307 31 home runs, 128 RBIs, 142 runs scored, and an OPS of 0.843. He was also named shortstop Silver Slugger and All-Star.
He went to the market as an FA at the end of the season, and is listed in the top four FA shortstop along with Carlos Correa, Xander Bogartz and Danceby Swanson. Many teams want them, and there are rumors of a transfer.
As overheating was seen and Turner was on the verge of being missed, the Dodgers turned to the trade market. Toribio said: “At this point, it’s really right to have Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willie Adames on the trade. In fact, the Dodgers showed interest. It’s a question of whether Milwaukee will trade Adames,” he said.
Adames hit .238 31 home runs, 98 RBIs, 83 runs, and OPS 0.756 this season, greatly boosting his home run. It must be a good shortstop, but there are still two years left until Adames’ FA. Unless it’s on good terms, Milwaukee is very unlikely to let him go.
Another option is to recruit Bogartz, which is relatively cheap, Toribio said. In addition, Gavin Lux, an internal resource, can be used as a shortstop. “