Brian Dozier had a monster season for the lowly Minnesota Twins last season. His name has come up in many MLB rumors since the trade deadline. The latest speculations have revealed that the Los Angeles Dodgers could acquire Dozier this offseason.
Twins have a high asking price for 2B Brian Dozier
According to ESPN, the Twins is open to dealing the slugging second baseman this offseason. However, they reportedly “have to be wowed” in order to deal Dozier. It is not surprising that the Twins would want a great haul in return since the 29-year-old had a great season.
Dozier hit 42 home runs this season and drove in 99 runs. He is also signed until the 2018 season to a very team friendly deal. Nevertheless, there are teams that could be willing to trade a number of assets to acquire him.
Los Angeles Dodgers to acquire Brian Dozier?
Nick Nelson of Twins Daily believes that the Dodgers are the perfect partner for the Twins to make a deal. He mentioned that Los Angeles have a need at second base while also having one of the best farm systems in baseball.
Some of the prospects the Twins could look into are first baseman Cody Bellinger, shortstop Gavin Lux and starting pitcher Jose De Leon. Outfielder Yasiel Puig might also be a good option for the Twins but he comes with a lot of risks.
Other 2B options for the Dodgers
If the Dodgers think that the Twins are asking too much for Brian Dozier, they have several options to choose from. Howard Cole of Forbes thinks that players like Ian Kinsler, Logan Forsythe, Cesar Hernandez, Brandon Phillips, Chase Utley and Ian Desmond are cheaper options.
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