Dodgers Rumors: Five Potential 2018 Trade Deadline Targets

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With the non-waiver trade deadline now circling around the six-week mark, it’s probably not too early to talk about some potential deals in which the Dodgers could be interested. Several weeks back, Manny Machado was certainly atop the wish-list of many fans, but while the asking price for Machado will likely be a bit too salty for the Los Angeles front office crew, there are definitely several more under-the-radar type players who could be a better fit.

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Dodgers Should Pursue Chris Archer and Kevin Kiermaier

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The front office has made it abundantly clear this off-season that they’re not going to make any big splashy moves, or add any money to their payroll. They like the team where it is, and they’re setting it up nicely for the future. But, the Tampa Bay Rays seem to be having a fire sale, and why wouldn’t the Dodgers at least want to check in on how they could acquire Chris Archer and Kevin Kiermaier.

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Dodgers Starting Rotation: More Thoughts About Potential Additions

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Back before Christmas, we talked about how the Dodgers could do with another starter or two, and how maybe Yu Darvish or Chris Archer would be a good fit. A month later, not much has changed.

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Should Dodgers Seek Starting Pitching Help Before 2017 Trade Deadline?

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Right at the tail end of an offensive hiatus last week, we discussed the possibility of the Dodgers having the desire to pursue offensive help before the 2017 trade deadline. Yet as the lumber once again awoke from the dead — powered primarily by the fuel of youngsters Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger — many fans are now turning their attention to the starting rotation, which may ultimately lack the required depth to make a run deep into the postseason this autumn.

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Dodgers Trade Rumors: What’s Next on Andrew Friedman’s Wish List?

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Despite the unusually high number of player trades orchestrated by president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and the Dodgers over the winter months, many of the deals, excluding the acquisition of Logan Forsythe, have been that of the low profile variety. Yet after continuing to add to the bottomless pit of talent on the Los Angeles farm, many fans are beginning to wonder if the management crew may be on the verge of cashing in on a potential blockbuster.

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Dodgers Roster: The Difficulty of Acquiring a Top-Tier Starting Pitcher

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As frequently as we’ve mentioned the need for the Dodgers to net a quality, top-of-the-rotation arm this winter to compliment resident ace Clayton Kershaw in the starting rotation, the task is much easier discussed than accomplished. When the dust eventually settles in the spring, if prudent, the club may have to wait until the 2017-18 offseason to land somebody worth a hefty price tag.

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Rumor Has It 

“All of these words whispered in my ear,
Tell a story that I cannot bear to hear,
Just ’cause I said it, it don’t mean that I meant it,
People say crazy things,
Just ’cause I said it, don’t mean that I meant it,
Just ’cause you heard it”

~Adele

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Los Angeles Dodgers during game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, July 27,2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Photo by Jon SooHoo©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016

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Which Prospects Would Dodgers Sacrifice for an Elite Starting Pitcher?

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With the non-waiver trade deadline now only several days away, plenty of speculation is being circulated about the Dodgers‘ intentions to upgrade, despite the club’s front office remaining relatively calm and quiet.

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Dodgers Reportedly Have Interest in Archer, Moore & Odorizzi

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With exactly two weeks remaining until the non-waiver trade deadline, numerous rumors are beginning to brew around the Dodgers camp, as the front office has been communicating with the Tampa Bay Rays about several of their best starting pitchers.

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