Source: Dodgers, Braves have discussed Joc Pederson for Shelby Miller

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves have discussed a Shelby Miller-for-Joc Pederson trade, according to a source.

If a deal was to be completed, there would be more in the deal, not just Miller for Pederson.

It’s unknown how far talks have gotten, but one source suggests that the Dodgers are willing to move Pederson in a deal for a controllable starting pitcher.

Pederson, 23, is one of the games most promising young players and in his first full big league season, he showed the kind of player he can be, although he struggled after the All-Star break. In 151 games, he hit .210 with 26 home runs and 54 RBI.

Miller, 25, was acquired by the Braves in a blockbuster trade that sent Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals. In his first full season with the Braves, Miller’s record was not good, but he still pitched very well, going 6-17 with a 3.02 ERA and a 171/73 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Throughout his career, Miller has had an issue with walks and he has walked 73 batters each season since 2014.

On the trade market, Miller has drawn significant interest, with Jon Heyman of saying that 20 teams have checked in on Miller.

A deal isn’t likely to be completed until the Dodgers figure out their situation with Zack Greinke. If the Dodgers miss out on Greinke, this kind of deal could very well be in play. Stay tuned.

5 Responses

  1. Michael N. Norris

    Joc K’s a lot, and his 2nd half was terrible, but I think it is a little bit too early to throw in the towel on this kid.

    • The_X2C

      Two words: Dee Gordon
      Two more words: Pedro Martinez

      Those guys were traded for peanuts and we looked like idiots for losing them.

      • Vijay V

        I just can’t believe these guys! Joc has hit 26 home runs for the god sake. How many Dodgers have done that in the past in last 10 years! Everyone goes through bad patch and so did Joc. He had been a great center fielder too saved so many runs.. I am losing faith in Dodgers management! Does anyone from the Dodgers ownership gives any $$it about what’s being done by management?

  2. Tmax

    Pederson has huge holes in his swing and does not have the ability to steal bases as we all had thought. If he can figure out how to steal with all of his walks he would be a real asset. His minor league record leads us to believe he is always going to strikeout a lot. He plays a very accomplished Defensive CF. He is not Pedro Martinez but he could fix his swing with enough will and coaching. But the Dodgers may have a couple of guys in Minors that perhaps they believe will be better or perhaps they plan on getting someone? I would only trade him for a top pitcher is Miller in that class?? His record says not.

  3. Michael Brown

    Terrible deal if true. Joc is the type of player who will get better over time. His strikeouts are something that can be fixed with good coaching. If they trade him, this could be yet another big trade which made the franchise look incompetent. The Kemp trade was fine although it has some detractors. The Dee trade was definitely controversial. This would be a blatant mistake though and the majority of Dodgers fans would be ticked.


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