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Mets Rumors: Is Asdrubal Cabrera on his way to the Dodgers?

By Richard Heaton
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 29: Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the New York Mets reacts after his solo homer in the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on May 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 29: Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the New York Mets reacts after his solo homer in the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on May 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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The Mets may be a lot closer to moving a player than you think. There’s a good possibility that Asdrubal Cabrera could be heading to the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are in need of a shortstop. They are looking to acquire Manny Machado, but if that plan fails, they might look into a deal with the New York Mets.

If the Dodgers miss out on landing Machado, Asdrubal Cabrera is one of the players that’s on their list. They have been in need of a full time shortstop ever since Corey Seager went down and required Tommy John surgery.

The only two options are as follows. Either the Dodgers do work something out for Machado or the Orioles ask for too much and leave the Dodgers looking for someone else.

If the Dodgers are left behind in the Machado sweepstakes, there are other potential targets besides Cabrera, but the Mets will need to take advantage and see where it leaves them.

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As of today, Cabrera is hitting .282 with 16 home runs and 51 RBI’s. It’s very possible that he finishes the season with his highest batting average in a decade and a new career best for home runs.

Numbers like those would really allow a decent boost to Dodgers lineup and push them forward in their goal to reach the world series for a second straight year. Of course, this is all based on whether Cabrera can still play short well as the last time he was at the position was last July.

Still, the Dodgers need to take Cabrera into consideration and the Mets do have to consider trading him if they want to get anywhere next season. As for who we would get for him, that’s a bit harder to determine than most other teams.

Maybe the Mets could ask for a package that revolves around one of their pitching prospects Dennis Santana. He’s pitched poorly with the Dodgers this season but has been great in the minors.

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Regardless of what the Mets can get for Cabrera, they do need to at least consider trading him if the Dodgers do in fact come to us to inquire about him.

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