Evaluating Each Big Name Trade Candidate

Los Angeles Dodgers v Texas Rangers

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Jimmy Rollins, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers, 36 years old.

2015 stats: .211/.264/.331

The Dodgers acquired Jimmy Rollins to replace Hanley Ramirez. Not right on the dot stat-wise, but at least in the sense of replacing one talented player with another. Rollins has severely underwhelmed thus far, and has been dropped to eighth in the lineup. Meanwhile, top prospect Corey Seager continues to impress in the minors, slashing .314/.362/.519 with 11 home runs during his time with Double and Triple-A. With Rollins not meeting even average standards, the cries from Dodger fans for Seager have continued to increase. If the Dodgers decide that enough is enough and that calling up Seager allows them to put the best team on the field every night, Rollings will surely be on the block.

Potential Suitors: New York Yankees, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Oakland A’s.

If the Dodgers do decide to go with Seager, there are a few shortstop-needy teams that  would make calls. The Reds just lost Zack Cozart for the year, the Mets don’t want to give up one of their top pitchers so a cheaper alternative in Rollins would be perfect there. The A’s could use Rollins if Ben Zobrist is dealt, and neither the Padres nor the Yankees are overly happy with their respective shortstop situations.

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