The Twins need to take a look at Dozier's lifetime numbers over 4.5 mlb seasons. His lifetime numbers are .246/.320/.442. That's solid, but not spectacular. He's got some speed but strikes out a lot. His home runs have trended upward and took a dramatic jump last year, and that seems to be the Twins' value basis. And, of course, a right handed hitting second baseman is exactly what the Dodgers need and ready and near ready pitching prospects are exactly what we have in abundance. It would be interesting to know exactly what we're offering and what the Twins are demanding, and if there is some middle ground.
It may be one of those "you'll regret it later" scenarios, "but the future is now" for the Dodgers. Get Dozier sign Holland to a two-year incentive laden deal with a decent base, and win the World Series in 2017.
Just realized what I wrote...Twins are asking for too much, but do it anyway, within reason.
I agree, we are going to overpay for Dozier, the only question being to what degree. In my thinking, JDL for Dozier is a fair deal, but won't happen in this universe. As long as we don't venture into the Mike Rizzo area of overpay, we are good. Depth is a wonderful thing, so we can absorb a loss of a second top ten prospect (as long as it isn't Bellinger or Alvarez or Buehler) and a third piece in the 20-30 range or Baez, just because my heart can't take one more inning in a close game of watching this guy feed thigh high fastballs to fastball hitters. I am even good with Calhoun, because at the end of the day, I think he is an AL player even though the bat is a hard thing to lose. But, if we do deal Calhoun, I hope we have a plan to either extend Dozier or we are targeting a prospect who can handle second in 2019 (Tim Locastro might be that option if he continues to progress offensively).
I would love Holland, but I think we are signing Blanton. I am good with this, as long as Pigpen doesn't abuse him like a rented mule. I also wouldn't be unhappy if we inked Jerry Blevins as a different look in our pen. I like our lefties, but Dayton, Liberatore and Avilan are too similar and I think we need a guy who resembles Jedediah, but has better command.