Posts tagged: Padres
Going with the rumors of the Dodgers looking for offense, I thought I would examine some potential trade candidates for the Dodgers, besides Lowrie and Lee.
Since just about every player not named Jerry Hairston, AJ Ellis, Andre Ethier, and Matt Kemp are underperforming, lets start in the outfield.
Candidate #1: Jonny Gomes
While Gomes isn’t a big defensive guy, he’s certainly performing better than any other outfielder LA has. He has always provided a big bat and that’s what the Dodgers need.
Candidate #2: Carlos Quentin
While this seems less likely because of the return the Dodgers would need to give the Padres, it would definitely benefit them. Quentin is hitting a phenomenal .322/.443/.644. The only questions are whether he can stay healthy, as he has had health issues the last couple years. Quentin would provide a very nice addition to the lineup with the R-L-R combo of Kemp, Ethier, and Quentin.
Candidate #3: Adam Lind
Even though Adam Lind did not have a spectacular start to the season, he tore it up at AAA after Toronto sent him down. Although its a small sample, he’s hitting a .364/.417/.909 in his first 4 games since getting recalled. If Adam Lind can continue to produce like he did in 2010, I would expect to see the Dodgers interested as an upgrade over Loney.
Candidate #4: Ty Wigginton
While he doesn’t have the ability to produce quite as much as the other three, he would act as a respectable upgrade over either Loney or Uribe. His .250/.317/.398 line isn’t great, but he can still show that pop that the Dodgers are missing without Kemp or Ethier in the lineup.