The Los Angeles Dodgers have been in long negotiations with the Minnesota Twins about a possible deal involving second baseman Brian Dozier. If that doesn’t work out, there are other quality options out on the market.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been involved in the whole Brian Dozier saga for a couple weeks now, but they still have not come to a resolution. The Minnesota Twins want the return package to be built around pitching prospect Jose De Leon while the Dodgers want to do a one for one deal. The Twins want more than one prospect and at one point demanded a huge return.
The two sides have settled on at least De Leon but the Twins seem to want more.
One prospect in particular has seemed to have caught the eye of Minnesota: Brock Stewart. If the price gets too expensive, the Dodgers front office should just walk away and look elsewhere. Even though he hit 42 home runs, chances are that he will not repeat it and possibly fall back into the 20s. That is still a good amount but couple that with the lack of hitting for average and below average second base defense (by most metrics)? No team should overpay. He won’t repeat his 42 home runs, especially in pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium. Luckily for Los Angeles, there are still some other quality options available out there.