The Los Angeles Dodgers have already been linked to several players this offseason with one potential target being a target from last winter.
Just like every offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers have already been tied with several big-name stars whether it is via trade or free agency. Some of these ties are mere speculation, some come with legitimate reports, most just lead to disappointment in a fanbase that expects every big signing to happen.
Another name has been added to the list in Corey Kluber, although Kluber falls in the speculation category rather than the concrete reports category. Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick recently pinned Kluber as an offseason wish list piece and even suggested a Kluber for Alex Verdugo trade.
This stems after last winter, where the Dodgers and Indians appeared to be in legitimate trade talks for Kluber. Nothing happened and instead, the Dodgers made a money-saving move with the Cincinnati Reds that actually turned out to be brilliant.
A Kluber for Verdugo trade at this point seems ridiculous. Verdugo really shined in his rookie season and while the Indians need an outfielder, the Dodgers are not going to trade a young outfielder like Verdugo for an older Kluber.
However, there are other trade packages that make sense for both LA and Cleveland that include more players in the package, but fewer big-name prospects. Here are three different trade packages than the Kluber for Verdugo swap that I would look for.