I know I talked a little bit about this yesterday, but with all the Miguel Cabrera talks, I wanted to list the guys that the Dodgers absolutely cannot trade. Each of these guys has tremendous talent, and it will be horrible if any of them leave the organization. They are:
Chad Billingsley – A stud pitcher with the potential to be our ace sooner rather than later
Russell Martin – Pretty obvious why…one of the best catchers in baseball
Matt Kemp – A five tool player who can hit at least 35 HR’s as soon as next season
James Loney – Showed that he will be an awesome player for years to come with some power
Jonathan Broxton – Struggled at the end of last season, but is only 23 and will be a solid closer for many years
Clayton Kershaw – One of the best pitching prospects in baseball. May be able to help the Dodgers as soon as next Summer
So while we may be drooling over Cabrera, they are almost surely going to want at least one or two of these players in return. Like I said yesterday, if that is the case, then we’d better not take it, or we will regret that decision for the next 10 years. There are plenty of other prospects out there (Abreu, LaRoach, McDonald, Hu, and even Ethier) and while I think each of them has potential, if Colletti can work a deal using some of them, then I’m all for it. Just don’t trade those 6 players!