After trading Drew Butera to the Angels during the week for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the Dodgers were on the look out for another catcher to help AJ Ellis in his role on the team; and they may have found the one.
He comes at a hefty price though for LA, having to get rid of Matt Kemp, one of the stars in the outfield in 2014, but in return getting Yasmani Grandal plus young pitchers Joe Ross and Zach Eflin.
The deal is no finalised and it is only coming from various sources but this could be a massive upgrade in the catching stock for the Dodgers and also solving one of the biggest problems for the team, having too many outfielders.
In the midnight press conference with new GM Andrew Friedman he said about getting rid of an outfielder that it is “Hard to say”, and there could be something done about it tomorrow, on the last day of the Winter Meetings.
This deal is only one of many that the new front office have been involved in today, the main one being with the Marlins, getting rid of Dee Gordon, Dan Haren and Miguel Rojas for Andrew Heaney, Enrique Hernandez, minor leaguer Austin Barnes and right handed reliever Chris Hatcher. The main player in return would definitely have to be Heaney but he was only with the organisation for 3 hours or so before being shipped onto the Angels for another second baseman.
This deal is a very good one it would seem for both parties and it could be the turning point in LA winning a championship in the near future.