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: A Few More Random Theories Regarding Second Base

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Although it probably felt as if the search for a second baseman lost all momentum when talks surrounding Brian Dozier eventually fizzled, the front office crew of the Dodgers is outwardly busier than ever, considering all conceivable options as the countdown to spring camp now stands at a mere 25 days.

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4 Alternate Options to Fill Dodgers’ Void at Second Base

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Quite obviously, the Dodgers‘ ties to the Minnesota Twins and second baseman Brian Dozier have dominated most of the Los Angeles baseball news for much of the current offseason. In addition to Dozier, rumors surrounding Ian Kinsler of the Tigers and Brandon Phillips of the Reds swirled early during the Hot Stove, but ultimately lost any type of momentum due to the potential complexities of completing a trade.

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Christmas Wrapping

(There is no rhyme or reason for this song title, except for the lyrics ‘get this winter over with!’ as we are looking forward to baseball, and baseball news.  That, and I like it.)

“Calendar picture. Frozen landscape,
Chill this room for twenty-four days.
Evergreens. Sparkling snow.
Get this winter over with!”

~The Waitresses

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Brian Dozier to Dodgers Makes a Lot of Sense

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It seems as though the Dodgers and Minnesota Twins might be getting closer on a trade agreement that would include sending Brian Dozier to LA. Rumors have been swirling for weeks. One of the sticking points was the inclusion of Jose De Leon. News broke today that the Dodgers may now be willing to include him.

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Dodgers Roster: More Moves Likely on Heels of Rich Hill Signing

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If the Dodgers do indeed sign Rich Hill sometime very soon like many news outlets have been suggesting, Los Angeles will almost certainly follow with some type of 40-man roster adjustment, mainly to create some breathing room to play in the Rule 5 Draft and open the door for other potential free agent signings in the near future.

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Dodgers Showing Interest in Rays’ Logan Forsythe

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More speculative rumors continued to develop in the Dodgers camp on Sunday when Jon Morosi of Fox Sports leaked that the club has expressed interest in Tampa Bay infielder Logan Forsythe.

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Dodgers Trade Rumors: What Would It Take to Land Brian Dozier?

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While the Hot Stove season seemed to begin with a somewhat steamy start at the general managers meetings in Scottsdale last week, many rumors surrounding the Dodgers have since settled to whispers, as the club could be waiting on news regarding Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen before creating a game plan for the remainder of the roster.

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Stuck In The Middle With You 

“Yes, I’m stuck in the middle with you,
And I’m wondering what it is I should do
It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing control, and I’m all over the place”

~Stealers Wheel

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