Ken Blaze-USA Today Sports
The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to pursue Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor.
RIVERSIDE — Coming off of an upsetting exit in the National League Division Series, the Dodgers may be looking for outside help to put them over the finish line next season.
Francisco Lindor could potentially be the difference maker in a team that is already full of young, shining stars. Cody Bellinger is coming off of a career season, Walker Buehler showed that he is a big game pitcher and the flurry of Dodgers prospects that contributed to this years team are promising.
Lindor, 25, has been an All Star four years in a row and has experience in the playoffs. Additionally, Lindor has won two Silver Slugger awards and a Gold Glove at shortstop.
There is one problem that the Dodgers will surely have to face, though; what do they do with Corey Seager if they acquire Francisco Lindor?
Corey Seager has not produced the same stats since his Rookie Of The Year season in 2016. Albeit, he has dealt with major injuries such as Tommy John on his throwing elbow in 2018 and a hip surgery that same year.
A potential shake up of the infield could solve this problem. By acquiring Lindor, the Dodgers would have to decide whether to keep Corey Seager and move him to third base or keep Justin Turner and move him to first base. Though that would cause other issues since Max Muncy and Gavin Lux are both on the right side of the diamond.
As with all rumors, especially before the World Series has even concluded, it is hard to speculate what the Dodgers may or may not do.