Jeff Passan of ESPN has placed himself firmly inside an exclusive group of reliable Major League Baseball insiders in recent years. On the most recent episode of Dodgers right-hander Ross Stripling’s ‘Big Swing Podcast’, Jeff Passan told Stripling and co-host Cooper Surles that he believes the Dodgers couldn’t have any better of a fit than Nolan Arenado.
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— The Big Swing Podcast (@bigswingpodcast) December 25, 2019
Passan discussed his respect for the Dodgers’ player development staff and also talked about how he believes the Dodgers front office should make big moves in an effort to not waste their best players’ primes. Clayton Kershaw’s prime was exhausted for zero World Series titles and both Walker Buehler and Cody Bellinger could eventually meet the same fate.
“So many of the guys who are on the Dodgers are in their prime. You do not want to miss that window when you have so many major-league ready and top-end talent. Let’s just say for argument’s sake that you guys do not make a big move this winter….