It’s been a rather slow offseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers so far. Other than losing their GM and a few coaches, the team has yet to make any big moves.
One thing they have done is have ‘preliminary talks’ with second baseman DJ LeMahieu, per Jon Morosi of MLB.com. The Dodgers are among three teams listed along with the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals.
LeMahieu is a three-time Gold Glove Award winner and two-time All-Star. Last season, he finished at .276/.321/.428 with 32 doubles, 15 home runs, 62 RBI and 3.0 WAR. The Colorado Rockies did not offer him the qualifying offer so he would not cost a draft pick if signed.
The 30-year-old is three years removed from a batting title but his numbers have also declined in the years since. He’s also a product of Coors Field, as his numbers at home are far off from his numbers on the road.
While the Dodgers do not have an everyday second baseman currently on the roster, a combination of Chris Taylor, Kiké Hernandez and Max Muncy could easily fill the role. However, if the team has plans to move one or more of those players, then going after LeMahieu would make more sense.