Andrew Friedman is sniffing around his old stomping grounds as the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in trading for Logan Forsythe, at least according to a report from Jon Morosi.
The Rays acquired Forsythe jut before spring training in 2014 and after a decent campaign that season. an injury to Nick Franklin allowed Forsythe the opportunity to play every day and he excelled producing a breakout season in 2015. This led to a two year extension for Forsythe, who has a team option after the 2017 season that could be worth over $10 million. He’ll make $7 million during the upcoming season.
In 2016, Forsythe spent some time on the disabled list, but still put up excellent numbers. Over 127 games, he slashed .264/.333/.444 with 20 HR, good for 113 wRC+ and he also accrued 2.8 fWAR over 567 plate appearances. Steamer has his production expected to decrease in 2017 he’ll drop to 1.8 fWAR seeing a decent decrease in his offensive production.
If the Dodgers do acquire Forsythe (who will turn 30 in January), they’ll be able to position all around the infield as he shown to be a solid defender at first and third base, while being tremendous up the middle at second base.
With the winter meetings just a couple of weeks away, the MLB hot stove is already getting heated up.