Sep 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals right fielder Justin Maxwell (27) hits a walk off grand slam against the Texas Rangers during the 10th inning at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals beat the Rangers 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Trade Rumors: Royals and Dodgers to swap Justin Maxwell for Dee Gordon?


The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the rumor mill once again after they were supposedly listening to offers for Matt Kemp, Andre Either and Carl Crawford.

Now that they’ve shut down any moves that involve Matt Kemp, they are currently working on adding another piece to their outfield corps. Well, a piece that could be followed by the departure of either Andre Ethier and or Carl Crawford.

According to Bob Dutton on Twitter, the Kansas City Royals are currently talking to the Los Angeles Dodgers about infielder Dee Gordon. They’re willing to give up right handed outfielder Justin Maxwell for the young infielder.

Kansas City acquired Maxwell from the Houston Astros last year, which surprised me. I thought maybe Maxwell had himself a team he could stay with for more than three years but I was wrong. Before he was traded to the Royals, Maxwell led the Astros in home runs with 18.

With the Dodgers currently working out a long-term deal with shortstop Hanley Ramirez, it’s no surprise that Dee Gordon is picking up some interest from other teams. The 25 year old shortstop out of Windermere, Florida made his debut for the Dodgers in 2011.

This could be a great trade that works out for both sides. I’m just curious on what will happen with Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford if this trade goes through.

Tags: Dee Gordon Justin Maxwell Kansas City Royals Los Angeles Dodgers

  • markjsunz

    Gordon needs a new address to play and try to see if he is a major leaguer or not.A few years back the Dodgers brought up Gordon the last month of the Season He hit over .300 and he is one of the fastest players in baseball.
    Even with his great speed and his potential he just does not look like a major league player. A trade to the Royals where not much is expected might give him a chance to develop. While not old at all, Gordon is in his mid twenty`s and will start becoming long in the tooth, as other players pass him in the organization .