The Los Angeles Dodgers have a surplus of outfielders heading into the 2019 season and the first to go could be left-handed slugger Joc Pederson.
The Los Angeles Dodgers simply have too many people in the outfield. With the emergence of Alex Verdugo, because he is overdue for a long-term big league roster stint, the Dodgers will have yet another left-handed hitting outfielder.
There is definitely going to be an influx of outfielders if the team pursues Bryce Harper this winter and lands him. That would create an outfield roster of Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig, Harper, Verdugo and Matt Kemp with Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez also serving as outfield options.
At least one, if not two, will have to go. Harper and Verdugo are an upgrade, so it makes sense to trade established talent.
Of the established talent, Joc Pederson is the most likely to go. He has a decent enough trade value to get what the Dodgers want but is not too big of a loss that the team will regret. Pederson had a great year last year, which really increased his stock as well.
Verdugo might not have the power that Pederson has but he is an all-around outfielder and could potentially give the Dodgers an everyday outfield of Harper, Puig and Verdugo. Yeah, an everyday outfield, that is crazy for the Dodgers.
I am one of the biggest Joc Pederson fans you will ever meet but I understand that it might be time for Joc Pop to hit bombs elsewhere. Here are three teams that could be potential trade suitors for Joc Pederson.