Dodgers: Live Trade Update with Targets and Rumors

ST PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 6: Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays prepares to throw out the first pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 6, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 6: Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays prepares to throw out the first pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 6, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

The trade deadline is nearing and the Dodgers have not made any moves yet. Here are the rumors surrounding the team, all of which are subject to updates which will happen throughout the day.

Brian Dozier

The Dodgers have acquired Brian Dozier from the Twins. They will send Logan Forsythe, Devin Smeltzer, and Luke Raley to Minnesota. Forsythe has not played well at all this year and trading him felt more like a when not an if. This makes the Dodgers infield seriously good with Machado, Muncy, Bellinger, and now Dozier.

The price was great and Dozier will bring his 16 home runs, solid defense, and .702 OPS to the lineup. Negatively, Dozier has an OPS+ of 91 and a 1.2 WAR, a low mark for a starter. The deal will be good for the Dodgers if they can act fast and pick up a reliever.

Chris Archer

The Dodgers have been linked to Chris Archer and the Rays according to multiple sources. Ken Rosenthal has confirmed that the Dodgers are in the hunt for Archer however, the Braves, Brewers, and Pirates are all ahead of Los Angeles with Atlanta the current favorites to win the sweepstakes.

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Rosenthal also reported on MLB Network that he fully expects Archer to be dealt today regardless of where he is traded.

An acquisition of Archer would be great for the Dodgers who need bullpen help more than they do starters. But, adding a starter of Archer’s caliber would help them or any team for that matter.

He is owed roughly $10 million over the remainder of this season and next season. The price tag does not match the Dodgers limitation thus, they will have to trade a contract to get Tampa Bay’s ace. In addition to the contract the Dodgers would have to trade, the return would almost certainly include a top-tier prospect and a few lower tier players.

UPDATE: The Pirates are considered the favorites by a large margin to land Chris Archer. A deal to Pittsburgh is considered liley and the Dodgers have fallen far out of the race.

Kyle Barraclough

Kyle Barraclough was one of the first players the Dodgers had reported interest in over a month ago. But, that interest for the 28-year old reliever has waned over the last few weeks and the team’s interest in him is thought to be low.

Barraclough has statistically cooled off over the last few weeks. In his last seven appearances, Barraclough owns a 9.45 ERA and his WHIP has climbed over two in that stretch at an abysmal 2.10.

Barraclough’s recent slide has also hurt his season stats. His ERA on the year has climbed to 2.54, a major jump considering he opened July with a low 2 earned run average. His ERA-plus has dropped from the 190’s to 147 and his FIP has climbed to an ugly 4.02.

A source of Jacob Rudner’s has confirmed the Dodgers interest as of 11:15 AM PST although the interest is weak.

Adam Conley

The Marlins’ lefty reliever has also enjoyed a nice year but his stats, like Barraclough’s, have been worse when you dig a little deeper below the surface.

Adam Conley could be a nice pickup for Los Angeles if he is used as a lefty specialist but reaching for a LOOGY seems like a stretch for a very conservative front office.

No trades have been discussed or rumored between the Dodgers and Marlins over Adam Conley.

Raisel Iglesias

The reliever that has lived at the top of almost every Dodgers’ fan wish lists does not appear to be on the move at the deadline. However, Michael Duarte of NBC has reported that the Dodgers have made phone calls to the Reds about the flame-throwing closer, Raisel Iglesias.

One has to believe that the price for Iglesias is high and one the Dodgers will try and avoid. Also, contrary to what you may have heard, the young reliever is owed significant money as he was signed as an international free agent. Iglesias is owed just over five million dollars over the next two season and is a free agent in 2021.

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Blake Parker

Blake Parker of the Angels is the newest addition to the list of possible targets. According to Michael Duarte, the Dodgers are in on Parker and according to another source, there are a lot of relievers in on Parker and “it will just come down to who gets him at the buzzer.”

Wily Peralta

The Dodgers have long had interest in Royals’ right-handed reliever, Wily Peralta. According to a reputable source, the Dodgers have scouted him extensively in the last few weeks. The current status of a deal for Peralta and the Dodgers is, however, unknown.

Peralta was of reported of interest to the Dodgers when they were scouting him and the FO had a strong interest in him. But, the Dodgers have had no rumored conversations with the Royals over the 29-year old Peralta.

If Peralta becomes a Dodger in the next hour, it would actually be a nice addition. He currently owns a 3.38 ERA, 130 ERA+, 3.24 FIP, and a not-so-attractive 1.425 WHIP. Stay tuned on this front as this could be a likely avenue for LA.

Peralta is under team control until 2020 and is in arbitration where last year he made $1.53 million.