Thoughts on the Betts Trade & The Pederson Deal That Didn’t Happen

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As the dust settles from what felt like a month-long saga that ends with the Dodgers trading for Mookie Betts and David Price, we can maybe, finally, take stock of what has happened in the world of Dodger baseball.

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Maybe Teams Should Reconsider Before Releasing Preliminary Trade Info to Media

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The more time that passes with the prospective mega-trade between the Dodgers, Red Sox and Twins staying unresolved, the more baseball fans are getting the feeling a deal conceivably may not happen.

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How Latest Trade Flurry Affects Dynamics of Dodgers’ 26-Man Roster

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While none of the participating teams have yet to officially announce the details of their impending deals, it’s certainly safe to say that front office boss Andrew Friedman will have shaken up the roster of the Dodgers once all the formalities are signed and sealed.

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Which White Sox Players Might Interest Dodgers?

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In what seems to be an annual occurrence, the White Sox have been reportedly speaking to the Dodgers about a potential trade involving outfielder Joc Pederson.

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Joc Pederson to Participate in 2019 Home Run Derby

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Joc Pederson of the Dodgers has accepted an invitation to compete in the 2019 T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 8. The 2019 Derby will be held at Progressive Field in Cleveland and will be broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern and 5:00 PM Pacific times.

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Dodgers Trade Rumors: Pederson, Pollock, Harrison, Marte & More

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Another day, another rumor of another player the Dodgers are interested in. On Thursday, I discussed how Joc Pederson might fit into the Dodgers’ plans. Over the weekend, rumors started to fly that maybe the Dodgers don’t have him in their 2019 plans at all.

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Dodgers Outfield: What Role Will Joc Pederson Play in 2019?

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The recent jettison by the Dodgers of fan favorites Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp (and the assumption that the front office has no interest in signing Bryce Harper) means that the outfield pictures is a bit more clear.

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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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Dodgers 40-Man Roster: What Lies Ahead for Andrew Toles and Alex Verdugo?

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After Monday’s convincing 17-1 victory over the Pirates, not many fans of the Dodgers are in the mood to discuss any potential roster moves as the club readies themselves for the second-half of the 2018 campaign. However, there are a handful of players on the upper levels of the farm who are conceivably worthy of a spot on a big league roster, whether it be for the Dodgers or somebody else.

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Better 25-Man Roster Option: Joc Pederson, Alex Verdugo or Andrew Toles?

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Sometimes I think fans get tired of hearing the phrase, “It’s still very early in the season.” Yet as annoying as it may sound, it does have plenty of validity. The MLB schedule is certainly a long one, and the main strategy of a management crew is to have the best possible squad on the field peaking as one unit at the precise moment the playoffs roll around.

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