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The Los Angeles Dodgers have a six-game lead in the NL West over the San Diego Padres. The team will surely make some moves to solidify their lead.
Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman will be seeking to help manager Dave Roberts bolster their roster for the final stretch. Who will likely no longer be on the Dodgers’ roster after the looming trade deadline?
Several regulars in the lineup have had struggles at the plate. Chris Taylor landing on the injured list has created a dent in their depth in the outfield and lineup. Pitching is always a need as arms get exhausted late into the season. The Dodgers have a number of veteran arms that may feel taxed as we get into August and September.
Who are some major league talents that may no longer wear the Dodger blue after the trade deadline passes?
Max Muncy could be traded
It’s hard to believe, but Muncy is in the final year of a 3-year contract worth $26 million. Players will usually try to have a break-out season when they are on the verge of a new contract. This doesn’t seem to be the case for Muncy.
While he was 2-for-2 with a home run, a double, two walks, two RBI, a stolen base, and three runs scored in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over the Rockies. This would be considered an excellent game for the struggling backup infielder and designated hitter option.
This season he is hitting .164/.316/.315 with eight home runs, seven doubles, a triple, 25 RBI, and 32 runs in 66 games. These numbers are rather puny for Muncy when considering in his seven-season career he’s performed much better hitting .232/.356/.476 with 131 home runs.
He’d been a top performer and someone other teams dreaded seeing come to the plate.
While Muncy could benefit from a change in scenery, the Dodgers may seek to get something for him before he and the team possibly part ways as they have a number of young talents developing in the minors who could inexpensively fit the bill they need.