With all the uncertainty that surrounds MLB’s current lockout, there still seems to be a fair amount of speculation across the baseball blogosphere, at least as far as trades and free agent signings go.
At this stage of the game, we have the faintest clue as to what might happen over the coming months. If an agreement is reached, it could be in the waning moments of the offseason, giving clubs very little time to scramble and round out their respective player rosters.
As the regular season is winding down, there seems to be more and more to talk about with each passing day. A potential Adam Wainwright vs. Max Scherzer showdown in the National League Wildcard game. An injury that could conceivably impact the career of Clayton Kershaw. A Dodgers’ offense finally playing with a sense of urgency.
After a somewhat dismal performance on Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers mustered just enough offense in the finale on Sunday to secure a 3-0 win and seal a two-games-to-one series victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Tuesday night’s 3-0 loss to the Astros was yet another example of how the offense of the Dodgers can go from woke to broke in a hurry, as Los Angeles mustered just five hits and three walks during the entire game. The club advanced a runner past second base just once all evening.
In one of the craziest trade deadlines ever, players began to move left and right in the final hours of the last day. Making one of the biggest splashes again was Dodgers’ President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman. In the biggest blockbuster of the year, the club acquired veteran and multiple Cy Young Award Winner Max Scherzer along with All-Star shortstop Trea Turner.
Multiple reports on Thursday evening have revealed that starting pitcher Max Scherzer has approved a deal to be traded to Los Angeles, as both the Dodgers and Nationals put the finishing touches on the details.