Dodgers may not have a key player available for today ‘s game 6 against Braves like Chris Taylor suffered an ankle injury in the last game. Taylor was injured during the chase Freddie Freeman double in the eighth tuning of game 5, and Taylor managed to finish the dance before he was raised as a striker in the ninth. Manager Dave Roberts told reporters that Taylor will pass tests to determine the severity of the problem.
It wasn’t a big post-season for Taylor, who scored just .161 / .257 / .226 over 35 appearances on his way to Los Angeles. However, Taylor’s performance in the regular season and his versatility (he was used as the second base and left boxer in October) make him a valuable asset on the roster, and it doesn̵7;t look like Taylor was unsuccessful in the playoffs – he was 2017 NLCS MVP. If Taylor can’t play Game 6, the Dodgers can turn to Max Muncie or Enrique Hernandez play second base. The Dodgers will also be cut to the bench for three people as they used 15 of the 28 places on the NLCS pitcher lists.
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- Sprat Parents– Related topics are covered by Dennis Lynn from The Athletic as part of the reader’s mailbox, focusing on San Diego’s off-season plans. Lynn doesn’t think Padre will do a play Trevor Bauer this winter and re-signing Yurixon Profar can be difficult because its asking price may go beyond the comfort zone of the brothers. “The team is not interested in paying well for the secondary option,” Lynn wrote, although Profar turned out to be a de facto everyday player in 2020.
- Of course, for a player like Profar, there may be more regular playing time Parents had to trade Will Myers. Lynn San Diego’s figures will once again consider trading in Myers, whose once insignificant trading value was increased by the outstanding 2020 season (.288 / .353 / .606 with 15 homers in 218 PA). The $ 41 million Myers owed during the 2022 season may still complicate trade, although, naturally, Padres will not object to Myers continuing to produce as it did this year. On the edge of the Padres registry, Lynn thinks Francisco Mejia,, Joey Lucchezi and Trey Wingenter may also be candidates for trade.
- IN Giants a mail bag, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle considers a short stop Marco Luciano is the only truly “inviolable” perspective of the Giants in trade negotiations. This does not mean that other high-class young people like it Joey Bart or Heliot Ramos available somewhere nearby, but most likely San Francisco sees Luciano as “the main driver of the victory era.” Luciano was the favorite in the list of top 100 potential customers (14th place in the ranking of Fangraphs, 17th in the ranking of Baseball America, 29th place in the ranking of MLB.com) after a big breakthrough in last year’s Arizona Autumn League, although in 19- year-old boy has only one official year professional ball under his belt. It remains to be seen whether he will stay at the short stop or move to third base or the field in the future, but the potential of 19-year-old Luciano has already attracted raves.