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 – JUNE 21: Grant Dayton /

4. Chris Reed for Grant Dayton

This trade was a bit more lopsided in favor of the Dodgers. Grant Dayton’s been a powerful presence in the back end of the Dodgers’ bullpen since his acquisition in 2016. He proved himself immediately last season, throwing 26.1 innings and holding a 2.05 ERA. His postseason had a hiccup when he gave up three runs against the Nationals, but other than that he was solid.

He’s continued to be reliable in 2017, but injuries have held him out. Injuries may also have affected his command which resulted in a doubling of his BB/9 from two to four. With his health perhaps his command and dominance will return. This will be vital for deciding what the Dodgers do this non-waiver deadline since their only target seems to be a left-handed reliever. Still, even if Dayton doesn’t return in his top form, the trade was essentially for free because Chris Reed retired in February.