What Exactly Do the Dodgers Have in Yu Darvish?

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Fans of the Dodgers were set to go nuts if the front office didn’t come though for them at the trade deadline, getting them another starting pitcher to help Clayton Kershaw and Company in the playoffs. But low and behold, seemingly at the last minute, they did, trading three prospects to the Texas Rangers for right handed pitcher Yu Darvish.

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The Injuries that Propelled the Dodgers to History, Potentially

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When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” – LL Cool J

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How Will the Dodgers Manage a Potentially Overcrowded Rotation?

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Now that all the dust has settled on the hysteria of the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline, fans, players and the coaching staff of the Dodgers presumably feel a bit more confident about the club’s chances in pushing deeper into this year’s postseason. The addition of four-time All-Star pitcher Yu Darvish unquestionably improves a rotation which already leads the majors in ERA, yet many are left wondering which pitchers will get bumped out of the starting crew and which arms will left off the impending playoff roster completely.

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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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Dodgers Look to Maintain Momentum Regardless of What Happens at Deadline

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At this point, really, is it any surprise? Sure, the Giants are a gazillion games behind the Dodgers, a season best left forgotten. But still, this is the hated Dodgers these Giants are facing, and LA has already won the first two games. Madison Bumgarner is moved up specifically to start this game. And he pitched incredibly well, going seven innings and allowing only five hits, no runs, one walk, and striking out seven against one of the best offenses in the major leagues. But at the end, that didn’t matter.

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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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Which Prospects Would Dodgers Sacrifice for an Elite Starting Pitcher?

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With the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline now only a handful of days away, pundits around the league are still just speculating about any potential moves from the Dodgers, as the club’s front office continues to appear relatively calm and quiet.

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