Los Angeles Dodgers: Don’t trade for Francisco Lindor

We all love a good trade rumor story, but one that shouldn’t garner any traction is the Los Angeles Dodgers trading for Francisco Lindor.

First of all, LA is set in the infield with Corey Seager and Gavin Lux at shortstop and second base. Justin Turner, aka ‘The Bearded One’ is at the hot corner.

Lindor is due a big contract in the near future. The current Cleveland Indian is going to get paid $16.7 million in 2020 and will be up for arbitration in 2021. Then, the all-star will hit the open market in 2022.


For the Dodgers to trade a top prospect for Francisco Lindor is idiotic and makes no sense for the immediate and long-term future.

LA can win a World Series presently constructed. Especially, if they can add to their rotation as well as their pen. Then, I think it’d be a mistake not to make them a favorite to be next year’s fall champion.

I understand adding to a strength is ideal. However, there is so much offense on the Dodgers’ roster, it’s not even funny.

From Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy to Joc Pederson and Matt Beaty, it’s amazing how the blue and white have stacked their lineup over the years.

However, with all the props that go to the front office for building the Dodger offense, they must go after pitching help and get creative, if necessary.

I think a big focus should be adding to the starting five, simply because there’s no guarantee Hyun-Jin Ryu will wind up in Hollywood again and Clayton Kershaw could use a running mate since he struggles in the playoffs.

Kenley Jansen is a good closer, but there are health questions. After all, he did have a heart procedure over the past calendar year.

It’s hard to believe the Dodgers will only make one move to help their pen. Last, year LA brought in Joe Kelly, who was a part of last year’s World Series champion Red Sox. But, Kelly had a lousy season donning the famous Dodger uniform.

If the Dodgers go after Francisco Lindor, not only would they focus less on pitching, but they would have to add to their pitching staff with less to spend.

LA would need to pay Lindor a big deal in order to keep him. I’m sure they wouldn’t want him to exit after just one or two years. Also, some of the current Dodgers would miss out on some money as well.

I can’t imagine them making this move knowing the importance of having a better pitching staff. Also, understanding they’re as loaded as you can be in the infield.

I understand the hype surrounding a potential Cleveland-LA trade involving Lindor. Nonetheless, the 25-year old should get dealt to a different team with more of a need for middle infield help.

Do you think the Los Angeles Dodgers will trade for Lindor? If so, who does LA give up? Leave a comment below.

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