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Dodgers News: Max Muncy Reacts to Miguel Rojas Trade

On Wednesday, the Dodgers finalized a deal to trade for infielder Miguel Rojas from the Miami Marlins for SS Jacob Amaya, LA’s No. 15 ranked prospect. Rojas, who began his career with the Dodgers in 2014, will shore up the depth in the infield, and bring his elite defense and veteran presence to the club.

Also on Wednesday, Max Muncy joined us here at Dodgers Nation to talk about the offseason, the changes in the locker room and what next season will hold for LA. Muncy joined us shortly after the news of the Rojas deal dropped, and provided some instant analysis on the deal.



Muncy told us he was very excited about the reported deal, and is looking forward to what Rojas will bring to the lineup and clubhouse.

“If that’s true, that’s exciting news, man,” Muncy said. “I’ve heard a lot of good things about Miguel. Playing against him, I’ve always loved his game. He’s a good competitor. It seems like he’s always held a lot of respect from those guys over there in Miami. I think that’s someone that could fit in well with our clubhouse, for sure.”

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Rojas has been in the league for nine years, and has established himself as a great veteran and clubhouse presence. Rojas had some struggles at the plate last year, hitting just .236 with an OPS+ of 72. But maybe he’ll be able to put his head together with some of the Dodgers’ sluggers in the clubhouse, and get back to being the .260 hitter he’s been in his career.

It’s always nice when the Dodger front office makes a move that their players are excited about, and Muncy seemed very pleased with the addition. Rojas’ defense will be a huge plus in the field, and it sounds like he’ll fit right in with the rest of the clubhouse.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Associate Staff Writer for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan since he was a kid, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin — but Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman are very quickly making a case to be on that list.

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11 Comments

  1. Lose Trea Turner and his replacement is Miguel Rojas ?!?!? Nothing against Miquel but WTF???

  2. Given the context, this is a good deal. Nobody would trade Trea Turner straight up for Miguel Rojas but seeing the big picture of sustaining the roster long term, it makes sense. I also don’t think Rojas will be anchored at SS but he’ll play all over the infield as circumstances dictate.

  3. I hope muncy has dedicated this off season to get in shape. That beer gut is what affected his swing. With the Turners gone his bat will really be needed. He has to hit around 270 with 25 hrs and 90 rbi. And it’s a contract year for him. So if you want to stay in MLB you better shape up. If not good luck in Korea or Japan.

  4. Four pessimists above don’t realize the help this utility player will be. I too wish we had TT yet but we need to move on. It’s not over yet, as more movement to come before opening day.

  5. Somebody has to go with the Rojas trade. The whole off season has revolved around sacrificing this season by resetting the cbt and finding what prospects can swim in the big pool. Start the reloading for postseason baseball in ‘24 with additions, cuts, and surviving kids. If nobody goes they can’t finish the plan and it was all for nothing.

  6. Contrary to some of the “expert” opinions of the folks above, I think this has the potential to be a good trade. Rojas is a great defensive SS and has been a good hitter for most of his career. Last year was likely just an off year. Trea Turner is gone and he’s not coming back. Get over it.

    1. A good hitter for most of his career? Come on. He was a good hitter for the COVID-shortened 2020 season, league average in 2017, and below average for all other seasons. He has a 85 career OPS+, for crying out loud. That’s nowhere near a good hitter. I sure hope there are more trades coming to help make sense out of this one, because as good a defender and a clubhouse presence he may be, he is not the kind of player worth going over the luxury tax threshold for.

  7. of 22 ranked MLB shortstops last year, Turner (524 chances, 16 errors, .969 fld pct) ranked 18th. Rojas (531 chances, 7 errors, .987 fld pct) ranked 1st. if you have to pick up an infielder who won’t drive in a lot of runs, you might as well get the guy who won’t let many in.

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