Dodgers Make Moves at Deadline, Although Not What Fans Were Hoping For

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This season is the first season where there was only one deadline for trading opportunities, just July 31st with no August waiver deadline.

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Dodgers Make Series Of Moves Ahead Of Colorado Series

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There are less than 48 hours to the trade deadline, and although the Dodgers have not yet made a big splash you move, there have been a series of little under the radar signings.

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Is Shane Greene a Good Fit for Dodgers?

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As the weeks of summer start to pass by at a quick pace, it means that the 2019 trade deadline is rapidly approaching. Unlike previous years, there will be no period allowed for waiver deals, meaning that there should be a huge amount of bustle among many teams before time runs out on July 31.

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In a Last-Minute Waiver Deal, Dodgers Snag David Freese from Pirates

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Not long before the 2018 deadline for waiver trades and moments before their 3-2 victory over the division-leading Diamondbacks, the Dodgers acquired third baseman David Freese from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor league infielder Jesus Manuel Valdez.

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Dodgers Acquire Ryan Madson from Nationals

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The front office crew of the Dodgers said they were going to make a move for a bullpen arm at the waiver trade deadline, and they made good on that promise today.

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Dodgers Expanded Roster: So Far, No Bullpen Help from a Waiver Trade

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Considering that the Dodgers were unable to significantly upgrade their bullpen ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline at the end of July, many folks close to the club believed that a waiver trade was inevitable, especially after Kenley Jansen‘s stint on the disabled list and the inability of anybody else to successfully close out a game. Yet, with the waiver deadline arriving at the end of the week, there hasn’t been much noise indicating that the team is close to completing such a deal.

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Theoretically, Dodgers Could Benefit by a Waiver Trade in August

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Many fans of the Dodgers seemed to have mixed feelings after the 2018 non-waiver deadline passed on Tuesday afternoon. Some folks believed that the offense became a potential juggernaut with the addition of infielder Brian Dozier, while others felt the team missed several beneficial opportunities by passing up numerous relievers which were eventually snatched up by rival clubs. Nevertheless, there’s still about a month remaining when clubs are able to make waiver trades, which gives Los Angeles an ample amount of time to sort out all of its internal resources.

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Dodgers Acquire Brian Dozier, John Axford Before 2018 Non-Waiver Deadline

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Similar to years past, the Dodgers waited until the closing hours of the 2018 non-waiver deadline to make multiple additions to the player roster. To compliment its move two weeks ago in gaining Manny Machado, the club acquired infielder Brian Dozier from the Twins and righty reliever John Axford from the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

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Dodgers Rumors and Notes Ahead of Non-Waiver Trade Deadline

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The non-waiver trade deadline is tomorrow and if you believe all the rumors, the Dodgers seem to be in on every pitcher out there. There’s also some crazy rumor that they’re in on Bryce Harper, who may or may not be available. No way they go all in on Harper even if he was on the trade block. The best thing will be when it’s after 4pm EST Tuesda, and we know what was or wasn’t done to improve the team.

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Higher Trade Value: Alex Verdugo, Yasiel Puig or Joc Pederson?

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With two days left before the non-waiver trade deadline, things are relatively quiet, at least in terms of the whispers surrounding the camp of the Dodgers. Things are so silent that there have been rumors surfacing which are downright silly, including Los Angeles being first in line should the Nationals decide to become sellers and trade away outfielder Bryce Harper.

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