After the disappointing news regarding Anthony Rendon from Wednesday night, the Dodgers remain in the market for a third basemen. Justin Turner is still serviceable at the hot corner, but the Dodgers seem inclined to add a fresh face there and move Justin Turner over to first.
Josh Donaldson is still available, and the Dodgers are reportedly keeping in touch with him. However, reports from Thursday morning have Donaldson fetching a four-year, $100M+ contract, something Andrew Friedman will most likely be hesitant to give out.
Rosenthal on MLB Network right now: Donaldson “four years” at “at least $25M a year.” Take that how you will. Also says Rangers are out.
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When turning to the trade block certain names stick out such as Francisco Lindor (which would push Corey Seager to third, assuming he isn’t moved in the deal) and Nolan Arenado, but both seem extremely unlikely. A more reasonable trade target that would make sense for both sides:
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