It’s 11 a.m. Thursday and the Winter Meetings are slowly disintegrating but the Dodgers are not done dealing. In case you missed it, here’s what happened yesterday.
At the moment:
• The Dodgers didn’t select anyone in the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft.
• Among Wednesday’s major deals, only the trade for Howie Kendrick is official.
So there’s a lot still up in the air. Just for fun, let’s assume the pending deals go through. Here’s what the Dodgers’ 25-man roster might look like if the season started in five minutes (because if the season started tomorrow, there would be more trades to account for):
The Dodgers won’t have 10 pitchers and 15 position players when they set their Opening Day roster. That’s just the current state of imbalance. (Apologies to Chris Hatcher.) If the Dodgers are going to make this work, they can start by trading from their surplus of reserve infielders and/or outfielders and nab a starting pitcher. They probably will, since the intent in acquiring Nicasio was not to keep him as the fifth starter all season.
Who would you trade? Who would you keep?