Los Angeles Dodgers‘ outfield continues to be the talk of the MLB offseason to this point. Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp are all trade possibilities for just about any team that wishes to have their services. Obviously there are a few snags that will keep any big trade from easily happening, but the possibilities are still there.
One of the craziest things I have been reading lately is the idea that the Dodgers would be better off parting ways with Yasiel Puig rather than the three players previously stated. If the Dodgers actually consider that, then they’re just as crazy as those who are portraying the idea to begin with.
Puig was a huge part of the Dodgers’ 2013 season and all signs are pointing towards him doing the same in 2014. Why would Los Angeles part ways with a player like Puig after what he did last season for them? Apparently being overaggressive on the base paths and while fielding your position is enough to get a player put on the trade market and booted out of town? If a GM thought like that, they wouldn’t hold their position for long.
Talents like Puig don’t come around often and sometimes never for some teams. If the Dodgers start listening to voices outside the organization and actually consider trading Puig, not only will just about every fan blow up social media, but Ned Colletti‘s head may be asked for on a platter.
Magic Johnson and the rest of the ownership have very deep pockets and they aren’t afraid to show it or talk about it. Eating a portion of a veteran outfielder’s contract doesn’t seem like the hardest thing to do. Instead of just blowing smoke and continuing adding players to the rumor mill, the Dodgers just need to shut up and get a deal done so this outfielder conundrum can be put to an end.
Michael Pidgeon is a Los Angeles Dodgers writer for Rant Sports.com: “Like” him on Facebook, Follow him on Twitter @1AndOnlyPidgeon, add him to your network on Google or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org