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Top prospect Alex Verdugo could help Dodgers swing a big trade

As the Winter Meetings opened Monday, Verdugo appears to be the most obvious piece around which the Dodgers are building a trade package that could land them either Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto or one of the starting pitchers the Cleveland Indians appear intent on moving.

Detroit Sports Nation

REPORT: Los Angeles Dodgers interested in trading for Tigers’ Nicholas Castellanos

According to Jon Morosi, the Los Angeles Dodgers have expressed interest in trading for Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos, though there is no present momentum towards a deal. Morosi did note that the Dodgers have priorities higher than Castellanos. Source: #Dodgers interested in #Tigers OF Nick Castellanos via trade, but there’s no present momentum toward a deal. Dodgers active on numerous fronts and Castellanos is not their highest priority. @MLBNetwork @MLB — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 11, 2018 Earlier in the day, Morosi reported that the Atlanta Braves were also...

Call to the Pen

Could the Dodgers come out the winners in the J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes?

Many teams have been rumored to be interested in the Marlins catcher, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, but none has closed the deal. Could the Dodgers leave Vegas with a new backstop? The Los Angeles Dodgers seem to be resigned to watch former starting catcher Yasmani Grandal walk in free agency, and while backup Austin […] Could the Dodgers come out the winners in the J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Believeland Ball

Cleveland Indians Rumors: Corey Kluber linked to the Dodgers once again

Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber could be on the move this offseason, and one team in particular remains connected to him in trade rumors. Get your popcorn ready because the Winter Meetings are underway and the Cleveland Indians appear to be active in trade talks. Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer are the two names to […] Cleveland Indians Rumors: Corey Kluber linked to the Dodgers once again - Believeland Ball - Believeland Ball - A Cleveland Indians Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Braves: Please Don’t Let Yasiel Puig be the Answer

As names continue to be brought up in the Atlanta Braves search for an outfielder, Yasiel Puig is another candidate to consider. After eliminating the Atlanta Braves in the 2018 MLB playoffs, the Los Angeles Dodgers could be potential trade partners. The Dodgers are looking to move an outfielder or two to possibly free up […] Atlanta Braves: Please Don’t Let Yasiel Puig be the Answer - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Royals Review

A summary of baseball rumors and a Winter Meetings open thread

Mystery teams are checking in on mutual interest for an opt-out with a minor league deal The Winter Meetings have begun in Las Vegas, which usually marks the apex of baseball trade rumor season. So here is a summary of notable trade rumors around baseball. The Indians could be trading a starting pitcher. Cleveland’s desire to deal its starters does not end with Bauer or Kluber. The Indians also have discussed Danny Salazar, the talented but oft-injured right-hander who missed all of 2018 with a shoulder injury, according to sources. The Dodgers have inquired about Jose Abreu. The...

Amazin Avenue

Mets among teams interested in reliever Joe Kelly

Kelly struggled during the regular season but put together a solid postseason for the world champion Red Sox The New York Mets are among the teams who are interested in free agent reliever Joe Kelly, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Along with the Mets and the Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox are rumored to be pursuing the right-hander. Kelly—who was originally a starting pitcher and officially transitioned to the bullpen in 2016—was inconsistent for the Red Sox and finished 2018 with a 4.39 ERA, a 3.57 FIP, and a 0.7 fWAR in 73 games. The...

Los Angeles Times

Dodgers have many options in what could be busy Winter Meetings for them

Last winter, the Dodgers were a prosperous behemoth in hibernation. They committed just approximately $4 million to two free agents and the motivation behind the only major trade they completed – acquiring Matt Kemp from the Atlanta Braves for Adrian Gonzalez, Charlie Culberson, Scott Kazmir and...

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Andrew Friedman Believes Dodgers Have ‘Surplus’ Of Outfielders To Potentially Use In Trades

With the 2018 MLB Winter Meetings getting underway in Las Vegas, Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman should be a busy man trying to...

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Winter Meetings preview: Dodgers’ surplus in the outfield, starting pitchers could help make deals happen

Bryce Harper is the big free-agent prize this winter. But the Dodgers' needs are elsewhere – an established catcher and a fresh stock of bullpen arms.

Puckett's Pond

Minnesota Twins Offseason Trade Partner Profile: Los Angeles Dodgers

The Minnesota Twins 2018-2019 offseason is here. Here we explore who could be their trade partners as they look to return to the playoffs. The Minnesota Twins need to make some moves with the offseason now upon us. Free agents will attract a lot of the attention over the next several weeks as there are […] Minnesota Twins Offseason Trade Partner Profile: Los Angeles Dodgers - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

South Side Sox

José Abreu to Los Angeles?

Let’s break down what a White Sox-Dodgers deal could actually look like Sources: #Dodgers have contacted the #WhiteSox regarding first baseman Jose Abreu. He’s a .295 hitter with 146 home runs in 5 MLB seasons.— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) December 5, 2018 Well, well, well, is Jose Abreu about to leave, even though GM Rick Hahn indicated he was looking to add MLB pieces, not subtract? It is probably two years too late to get a top-level prospect haul for Abreu, but here we are, contemplating a trade of our unofficial captain again. Down to their final strike.Enter: Paul...

Los Angeles Times

Despite trade temptations, Dodgers, Yasiel Puig might be best for each other

This time next year, Yasiel Puig will be a free agent. That, combined with his projected salary of more than $11 million for the upcoming season, has resulted in industry-wide speculation the Dodgers will finally trade their temperamental outfielder this offseason, perhaps next week at baseball’s...

Red Reporter

Cincinnati Reds trade target - Dodgers IF/OF Chris Taylor

He’d bring versatility, as well incredible stirrup game to the Reds. The Los Angeles Dodgers roster makes me shake my head in a disgusted, impressed, jealous sort of way. I mean, just try to talk yourself through most of their everyday lineup, for instance. Who’s their 1B? Is it Max Muncy, or Cody Bellinger? Or is Bellinger their CF now? Wait, isn’t Muncy a 2B...or is Enrique Hernandez, who just hit 21 dingers for them in 2018? Corey Seager is probably their best player, and he didn’t even play for them for most of 2018 while they still made it to their second straight World...

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MLB Free Agency News: GMs Split On If Manny Machado Cost Himself Money Due To Lack Of Hustle

Manny Machado was the subject of intense criticism while playing with the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2018 postseason, and he has no one to blame...

AZ Snake Pit

Paul Goldschmidt could have been a D-Back for life.

The way every MLB team decides to operate nowadays prevented that Through the general miasma of negative feelings I got when I first heard about the Paul Goldschmidt trade, it hit me that I had attended his last home game as a Diamondbacks in person. According to the box score, he went 1-4 against the Dodgers with two strikeouts. Not a lot of fanfare. No chance at a standing ovation, a thank you for giving your all for eight years to a team that didn’t always deserve it. Just another game in the season. Ho hum. We don’t always get the endings we want. We can’t always write our own...

Los Angeles Times

Don't put Bryce Harper in your projected Dodgers outfield just yet

Late Monday night, Yahoo reported a Dodgers contingent led by minority owner Magic Johnson recently met with free agent Bryce Harper in his hometown of Las Vegas, fanning flames around the big-market behemoth’s interest in the 26-year-old superstar. A marriage makes sense on the surface. The Dodgers...

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MLB Hot Stove: Joe Kelly, Adam Ottavino & More Bullpen Free Agent Targets For Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are slated for a busy offseason, needing to fill holes at multiple positions including catcher, second base and the bullpen. While there are many intriguing...

DodgerBlue.com

Yasiel Puig, Alex Verudgo, Corey Kluber And More Potential Dodgers-Indians Trade Scenarios

The Los Angeles Dodgers could use another starter. That’s no secret. Even with Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-jin Ryu coming back, even with Walker Buehler establishing himself...

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Dodgers 2018 Player Review: Josh Fields

Since coming over in a 2016 trade with the Houston Astros, Josh Fields has been a pretty consistent piece of what has been a strong Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen. In 2018, Fields...

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Magic Johnson Refutes Joining Dodgers For Bryce Harper Free Agency Meeting

Having exercised financial restrain last winter in order to get below the $197 million luxury tax threshold for the 2018 season and thus reset their penalties, most expected the...

Lone Star Ball

Patrick Corbin to the Nationals: 6 years, $140 million

The Washington Nationals have reportedly agreed to a 6 year, $140 million deal with free agent pitcher Patrick Corbin The Washington Nationals have agreed to a 6 year, $140 million deal with free agent lefthanded pitcher Patrick Corbin, according to multiple reports. Corbin, 29, was considered the top free agent pitcher on the market once Clayton Kershaw opted to stay with the Dodgers. Corbin is cashing in after a breakout 2018 campaign that saw him put up a 3.15 ERA and a 2.47 FIP in 200 innings over 33 starts for the Arizona Diamondbacks, with 246 strikeouts against 48 walks. His 4.6...

Bears Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports

Dodgers enter Bryce Harper sweepstakes — and that's a game-changer

For a solid month now, the pursuit of free agent outfielder Bryce Harper, centered mainly around a trio of east coast franchises — in Washington, Philadelphia and the Bronx — with the financial wherewithal and apparent interest in signing the 26-year-old slugger to a megadeal, has been tempered...

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Dodgers 2018 Player Review: Ryan Madson

The Los Angeles Dodgers made a last-minute addition to their bullpen prior to the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline, first claiming Ryan Madson off waivers and...

Believeland Ball

Cleveland Indians Rumors: More talk involving the Los Angeles Dodgers

The Cleveland Indians offseason rumors continue as the starting pitchers continue to be brought up in potential trades with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cleveland Indians offseason could begin to heat up at any moment. The rumors continue to pour out as we try to decipher what is likely to happen and what may end […] Cleveland Indians Rumors: More talk involving the Los Angeles Dodgers - Believeland Ball - Believeland Ball - A Cleveland Indians Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dodgers 2018 Player Review: Brian Dozier

It seems like second baseman Brian Dozier had been linked to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a handful of years as they attempted to trade for him before the 2017 season...

Friars on Base

Padres Rumors: Garrett Richards Has An Offer From San Diego

San Diego Padres rumors: The Friars have offered Garrett Richards a contract. After days of Padres rumors surrounding Noah Syndergaard, Jon Heyman of Fancred dropped a nugget just moments ago, tweeting that the Padres and Dodgers have offered free agent starting pitcher Garrett Richards a contract, with the Dodgers currently “making a push” to bring […] Padres Rumors: Garrett Richards Has An Offer From San Diego - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dodgers 2018 Player Review: Tony Cingrani

After being acquired from the Cincinnati Reds at the non-waiver trade deadline in 2017, Tony Cingrani went on to have a productive second half of the season with the...

Righty Daniel Hudson becomes a free agent in 2019

31-year old righty Daniel Hudson will enter free agency in 2019 after posting a 4.11 ERA over 40 games with the Dodgers in 2018 About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States

McAllister enters free agency ahead of 2019 season

After spending time with the Indians, Tigers and Dodgers in 2018, Zach McAllister enters free agency for the 2019 season About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and con

Ryan Madson heading to free agency before 2019 season

After spending 2018 with the Nationals and Dodgers, Ryan Madson enters free agency heading into the 2019 season About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of