The Los Angeles Dodgers have crafted six years worth of success and have not done so by accident. While some moves surprise us, they often turn out to be the right move.
The Los Angeles Dodgers front office truly is one of the best in the game, regardless of how you feel as a fan about the moves that they make. While the front office has not been perfect, it obviously is doing something right as the team has won six consecutive National League West titles.
While division titles don’t really mean anything and the big one has alluded the Dodgers in every year, you have to make it to the postseason first to win it all and the Dodgers have done that the last six years, making it the third longest postseason streak in MLB history.
The team has been built to be successful for years to come as well with young talent on the big league roster and a farm system that seemingly keeps revitalizing itself with new elite prospects as the years go by.
Part of the reason why the front office has been so successful is due to their ability to always be one step ahead and make relatively small trades look huge and turn otherwise unsuccessful players into stars.
This often leads to surprising deals that nobody saw coming and that ultimately worked out for the best. Think of the Matt Kemp trade last season that shocked the baseball world.
While there definitely are safe players on the roster, there are also those players that you think would be safe but actually are not. Here are three surprising players that could be dealt this winter.