After the Dodgers notoriously whiffed on this year’s top free agents — Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon — the club is under possibly the most scrutiny it’s been in recent memory. The Dodgers fell short in the postseason and in the off-season yet again, and many thought this would finally be the motivation the front office needed to make a splash in free agency.
However, there is still a possibility to fill needs via the trade market and some of the second tier free agents, which is what MLB insider Jon Morosi discussed on the latest episode of the Rich Eisen Show.
Morosi noted that the Dodgers need a reliable bat that will bring consistent energy to the clubhouse, which is a role he feels Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado fits well, no matter how unlikely a trade to LA may be. Morosi also likes the Dodgers making a trade for Francisco Lindor, as the two parties have been linked more and more in recent weeks.
“If they don’t bring in someone who has that positive personality and energy to go along with great talent, the defining story for them in spring training will be why didn’t you…