The Los Angeles Dodgers have had their fair share of injury dilemmas within their active roster, and Anthony Santander could be an enticing fit if things continue to go that way. Mookie Betts appears to be back and healthy, but the underlying theme remains unchanged.
Where Santander can play (LF, RF, and DH), the Dodgers have the likes of Betts, Chris Taylor, and Max Muncy. Both Taylor and Muncy are contributing, but not at a rate where Santander can. With the added DH to the National League this year, traders have become much more enjoyable with players such as Santander and even Mancini, for that matter.
So, who would the Baltimore Orioles need in return for their leader in home runs and top all-around star? For starters, and future replacement might not be a wrong choice. Andy Pages fits that role and would put Elias and Hyde in a head spin regarding outfield depth/rotation.
Pages is currently hitting .244 with 15 HRs and 47 RBIs for the Dodgers Double-A affiliate. Although his appearance would say otherwise, he is more than just a masher of the ball. He has an above-average pace and an arm, making him a three-tool player for now. Much like Santander, he plays best in RF but has had time in center field as well.
2 suitable packages if the Baltimore Orioles trade Anthony Santander
Andy Pages wouldn’t be enough to make this deal roll, but some talented pitching could sweeten the deal for the Baltimore Orioles. Carlos Duran would be a perfect addition to this package and add depth to a pitching staff down the line. At 6-7, he hit the O’s plan for colossal relief pitchers and could end up fighting for a setup/closer role in the future.