Dodgers: Top 5 Non-Waiver Deadline Trades in the Past 5 Years

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 24: Dave Roberts
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 24: Dave Roberts /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 24: Dodgers’ Dave Roberts /

The non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching, and it appears the Dodgers may be willing to sit this one out. It will be something Dodgers fans won’t be used to as the franchise has always been active around the end of July. Let’s take a look at the top five transactions that occurred around the deadline in the last five years.

From big splashes to little maneuvers, the month of July has always been active for the Dodgers. It’s seen two general managers work with over ten teams in bringing and sending pieces to complete a bigger picture. In July 2017, it may be surprising that some of the best moves were unmentioned when they occurred. However, the players acquired now play instrumental parts in the Dodgers’ historic run.

For this list, I’ll analyze the top five non-waiver trades that occurred in the month of July until the deadline. That means trades like Adrian Gonzalez and Chris Taylor don’t qualify. The analysis will include how players on all parties have impacted their respective teams in the majors from the time of the trade until now. In addition to how some players acquired paved the way for bigger lop-sided in the future.