The Dodgers have yet to come up with a decisive plan to replace Trea Turner and it just got a little bit harder. Among the options the team could have gone after to replace Turner in the event he leaves, and for a cheaper option, included Brewer’s shortstops Corbin Burnes and Willy Adames.
Unfortunately for the Dodgers, the Brewers announced they don’t plan on moving Burnes or Adames this off-season leaving the Dodgers in a bigger hole than expected. If the Dodgers still choose to prioritize other positions of need, in order to fill the shortstop position they will have to pay top dollar for some of the highest ranked free agents.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 2, 2022
If the Dodgers still choose to stick with the game plan, they can also run with Gavin Lux at shortstop this season. An option that the team has been openly comfortable with running with, but of course, there will be some adjustments to taking away the All-Star level of production in Turner.
Two potential Dodger trade targets in Corbin Burnes and Willy Adames are reportedly unavailable in trade talks.
That means the Dodgers are either making a strong push for one of the top four shortstops, or it’ll most likely be Gavin Lux next season. https://t.co/kRrOvaektB
— Noah Camras (@noahcamras) December 2, 2022
Maybe now is the time for the Dodgers to take a pivot and make the best efforts to bring Turner back. Of course, Turner leaving hasn’t been solidified just yet but the priorities look to lie on the team bringing in a top pitcher.
Lux can provide help for shortstop position and perhaps the team can make a trade during the season. While the team may remain quite in the position during free agency, there’s still plenty of time for an upgrade at the position if the Dodgers choose to do so.
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