How the Dodgers can get Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani

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PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 29: Chris Taylor (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – Dodgers
PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 29: Chris Taylor (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – Dodgers /

The Japanese Babe Ruth. The reigning NL MVP, who so happened to slug 59 home runs. This offseason could get fun fast for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Go back two months ago. The Los Angeles Dodgers were fresh off of a game seven World Series loss. With so much magic and dominance throughout the year, 2017 was supposed to be the Dodgers year. George Springer and the electric Houston Astros’ offense said otherwise. 2018 will mark 30 years since the last World Series Championship in LA.

Back to reality. The super team Dodgers are not coping with many significant offseason losses. Brandon Morrow and Yu Darvish leave the biggest holes to fill. Both were not on the team to start 2017. The core is intact, they are young and they are dangerous. The window may be closing on Clayton Kershaw’s prime, but these Dodgers are as good as ever.

And still, they are looking to get so much better. Two months into the offseason, the Dodgers have two megastars in their sights.

The Japanese Babe Ruth, Shohei Ohtani, has been heavily tied to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sunday provided a huge update to the Ohtani sweepstakes, in which the Dodgers were named one of seven finalists for the Japanese star.

Then there is NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, whose chances of becoming a Dodger are even more significant that Ohtani. Stanton owns a full no-trade clause, giving him the ability to block any trade the Marlins make. With the Dodgers atop Stanton’s list, a long holdout may lead to Stanton returning home.

While either of the superstars would be huge, the Dodgers would become arguably the best team in baseball history in acquiring both. Here is how they can get it done.