June 18, 2021

With Dodgers Linked in Trade Rumors, Which Prospects are Untouchable? (Dodgers Nation)

As the off-season hot stove heats up, the Dodgers continue to be connected to several big names, including Mookie Betts and Francisco Lindor on the trade market.

Assuming Andrew Friedman and company are interested in acquiring one of these stars, they will have to pay a significant price in the currency of prospects. With that in mind, let’s take a look at who should be considered “untouchable” in trade talks.

When attempting to figure out who the Dodgers may or may not move, it is best to look at Andrew Friedman’s trade history over the past few years. When doing so, a common theme occurs.

Whether it is Josh Reddick/Rich Hill in 2016, Yu Darvish in 2017, or Manny Machado in 2018, there is no arguing Andrew Friedman is not the “prospect hugger” some make him out to be. However, the pattern to recognize is who the Dodgers gave up in these deals in the context of their entire farm system.

In 2016, it was Jharel Cotton, Frankie Montas, and Grant Holmes. A solid group of pitchers, and Montas excelled this year before being busted with PED’s,…

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