5 Los Angeles Dodgers Rumors Prior To Trade Deadline

5 Dodgers Rumors Before The Trade Deadline

Mattingly
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In the thick of a division race with the San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers might need to make a move to give the team an extra added boost. The Dodgers did lose Josh Beckett to a hip injury and may need to acquire a pitcher to fill the position.

5. Dodgers Not Willing To Part Ways With Outfielders

Corey Seager
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5. Dodgers Not Willing To Part Ways With Outfielders

Corey Seager
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The Dodgers are not willing to part ways with young outfielder Joc Pederson or infielder Corey Seager. Teams are targeting them in trades, but the Dodgers have been balking at any offer.

4. Padres Looking To Pillage Front Office

San Diego Padres GM
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4. Padres Looking To Pillage Front Office

San Diego Padres GM
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The San Diego Padres are narrowing down their GM search and are taking a liking to Dodgers Vice President of Amateur Scouting Logan White. White is expected to receive "big-time" consideration for the GM job.

3. Dodgers Almost Had Jeff Samardzija

Joc Pederson
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3. Dodgers Almost Had Jeff Samardzija

Joc Pederson
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The Dodgers were in the mix for former Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija, but they were unwilling to part with Joc Pederson and Corey Seager. It is going to be tough to get those guys out of Los Angeles.

2. Dodgers Could Get Second-Tier Pitcher

Bartolo Colon
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2. Dodgers Could Get Second-Tier Pitcher

Bartolo Colon
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Los Angeles is going to target a pitcher potentially, and if the asking price is not too high, Bartolo Colon or Jake Peavy is going to be on that list. Colon will still be locked up for 2015, and Peavy will be in the final year of his contract. With Josh Beckett injured, it could force the Dodgers' hand.

1. Dodgers After Big-Time Pitcher

Cole Hamels rumors
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1. Dodgers After Big-Time Pitcher

Cole Hamels rumors
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The Dodgers could also target Cole Hamels or David Price. Both pitchers would make the rotation even more ridiculous, but it would mean giving up a top prospect. So far, the Dodgers are unwilling to give up anybody like Joc Pederson, Corey Seager or Julio Urias.

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  • TheZuluNation

    Damn… the Dodgers might be better off standing pat and relying on Haren/Beckett.