Dodgers Rumors: More on the Trade Deadline & the Remaining Top Prospects

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Now that most of the smoke has cleared around Tuesday’s Manny Machado deal, the front office crew of the Dodgers is likely considering its next roster move, as the non-waiver trade deadline is now inside the two-week window.

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Dodgers Acquire Manny Machado from Orioles

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Rumors have been swirling and gaining strength all throughout the week. It even seemed early today that the trade was not going to happen. Tonight, though, the rumors became official news—Manny Machado is now a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Dodgers Trade Rumors: Why the Front Office Should Be Pursuing J.T. Realmuto

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Nothing like the July non-waiver trade deadline to get baseball-minded folks excited in terms of what their favorite team’s main priorities should be. For the past few weeks, many analysts and experts have stated that perennial All-Star shortstop and current franchise-face of the Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado is the player the Dodgers currently have their sights set on to upgrade their roster. However, it’s probably not close to the best available move.

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Mixed Signals Coming from Dodgers Weeks Before Trade Deadline

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If there’s one thing that can be said about the management crew of the Dodgers during the weeks leading up to the 2018 non-waiver trade deadline, it would be the fact that there are not many clues being left behind as to what intentions the club truly has in terms of upgrading the team. Several weeks ago, we heard about a possible interest in Mets’ ace Jacob deGrom, but that prospective deal was nixed when the New York brass requested young right-hander Walker Buehler in return. Next, the Manny Machado talks gained heavy momentum, as the Dodgers actually appeared as favorites to land the All-Star shortstop at one point. Finally, we heard whispers of the Los Angeles front office contacting the Marlins to prospectively gain the services of one of their young relievers.

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Dodgers Trade Rumors: Is Manny Machado Worth the Price?

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To Machado, or not Machado—that is the question. ‘Tis whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer through giving up prospects for a rental…..

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Dodgers Acquire Darvish, Watson and Cingrani in Final Moments of Deadline

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In the waning moments of the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline on Monday afternoon, the Dodgers scored frontline starting pitcher Yu Darvish from the Rangers, in addition to landing a pair of lefty relievers in Tony Watson and Tony Cingrani from the Pirates and Reds, respectively.

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Mixed Signals Coming from Dodgers on Eve of Trade Deadline

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If there’s one thing that can be said about the management crew of the Dodgers during the weeks leading up to the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline, it would be the fact that there are zero clues being left behind as to what intentions the club has in terms of upgrading the team. Outside of a few minor league additions in Luke Farrell and Luis Ysla — all in exchange for cash — the front office is seemingly flying under the radar in trade talks, or at least that’s what most fans think.

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Dodgers Acquire Luis Ysla from Red Sox

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With less than 48 hours remaining before the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline, the Dodgers on Saturday afternoon acquired lefty pitcher Luis Ysla from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations.

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Dodgers Acquire Pitcher Luke Farrell from Royals

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In a very minor deal that will still find a way to fly into the radar, the Dodgers on Friday acquired right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations.

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Will a Major Trade Acquisition Upset Dodgers’ Current Team Chemistry?

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Although we don’t yet know who the Dodgers will ultimately end up acquiring at the non-waiver trade deadline, it’s seems as though the Justin Verlander talks have cooled down, as it appears that the Los Angeles front office is more interested in acquiring Sonny Gray or Yu Darvish.

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