Dodgers: Five bold predictions for the Winter Meetings

MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 16: Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – Dodgers
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The MLB Winter Meetings are just a week away for baseball fans. Thus, what should we expect from the Dodgers during the busiest part of the offseason?

Every December, executives from all 30 MLB teams as well as their minor league affiliates meet to discuss offseason business moves, trades and transactions. In 2017, these illustrious meetings begin one week from now, December 10, in Bay Lake, Florida (otherwise known where Walt Disney World is). The Dodgers, who fell one game short of the World Series, will definitely be busy this year.

In last year’s Winter Meetings the Dodgers were not very active. The only notable move for the franchise was re-signing free agent pitcher Rich Hill. It was not until after the Winter Meetings that LA brought in Logan Forsythe while resigning both Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen. However, LA was still thrown into several different rumors.

Trading for Chris Sale was a possibility until the Red Sox snagged him. Andrew McCutchen’s name was floated around as a potential option. Brian Dozier, Todd Frazier and Wade Davis were all thrown into the mix. At the end of the day, nothing formulated and the Dodgers waited until the MLB Trade Deadline to make any huge moves.

This year is no different when it comes to speculation. There is one notable superstar (which we will get to later) that seems destined to come to LA.

However, this year will be different. The Dodgers will be active these Winter Meetings and we will see some significant storylines develop. Thus, here are five bold predictions for Andrew Friedman’s front office during the Winter Meetings.