This off-season figures to be as important as ever for the Dodgers. Coming off another disappointing end to the season, President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman has expressed his desire to be aggressive in free agency this year. The club has also been mentioned as a potential trade destination for big names who are likely to be available, including Mookie Betts and Francisco Lindor.
With the trade rumors in full swing, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand listed one potential trade candidate from each major league club. He gives reasons for each one as well, ranging from age to contract status, to a team being crowded at one position.
Feinsand named Joc Pederson as the Dodgers’ most likely trade candidate this offseason.
MLB’s Mark Feinsand is looking at Joc Pederson as the Dodgers’ most likely candidate to be traded… He’s obviously not their best trade chip, but will he still be on the club in 2020?
— Clint Pasillas (FRG) (@realFRG) November 16, 2019
Here’s the excerpt from MLB.com that sets up the why for Feinsand.
Pederson recorded career highs with 36 home runs, 74 RBIs, 83 runs scored and an .876 OPS, matching a personal best with a 3.3 bWAR. He still struggles…