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.
One #Royals rumor as I leave the winter meetings: Talking to the Dodgers about trading OF Justin Maxwell for INF Dee Gordon.
— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) December 12, 2013
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.