Blue Jays: Predicting where the veterans get traded this summer

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 26: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays speaks to the media before introducing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 before his MLB debut later tonight against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre on April 26, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 26: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays speaks to the media before introducing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 before his MLB debut later tonight against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre on April 26, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – JUNE 20: Freddy Galvis #16 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws out David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the third inning during a MLB game at Rogers Centre on June 20, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – JUNE 20: Freddy Galvis #16 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws out David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the third inning during a MLB game at Rogers Centre on June 20, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

Freddy Galvis- Los Angeles Dodgers

Freddy Galvis is another guy that could stick around for the full season, but I feel like there’s a fit with the Dodgers, even if Corey Seager comes back healthy later this summer.

Right now the Dodgers are very thin up the middle, using a combination of Chris Taylor, Enrique Hernandez, and Max Muncy to help fill things out. Seager obviously takes over at shortstop again when he comes back, but he missed the majority of last season too, so it wouldn’t hurt to have some insurance and Galvis could provide that.

Despite the fact that he’s having a bit of a down season at the plate, he would probably serve as an upgrade over both Hernandez and Taylor as well, neither of whom have hit all that well this season. They are both capable outfielders as well, and that would give the Dodgers the flexibility that they enjoy to use those two as utility players rather than in a full-time role in the infield.

Galvis isn’t going to be a big impact player, but his solid defence at both shortstop and second base would be a plus for the Dodgers, and he wouldn’t cost them a whole lot in terms of salary, and likely in a return as well. He’s making just four million this season with a club option for 5.5 million in 2020 that carries a buyout for one million. The Blue Jays should also be in a position to send a little bit of money with him if necessary as well.

Like Smoak, finding a trade partner for Galvis isn’t going to be an automatic thing, but I feel there’s a decent fit with the Dodgers at the moment.

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