Dodgers Quick Hits: JT Realmuto, Free Agents, Bryce Harper
By Jacob Rudner
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The hot stove may have just gotten hotter. The JT Realmuto picture, for better or worse, just got clearer and both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado’s free agencies are starting to pick up significant steam. But, the Dodgers are falling behind and after a trade to clear salary that saw stars depart from Los Angeles, the rumors may be cause for concern.
The offseason has felt confusing, to say the least for the Dodgers. At first, they were the favorites to land Bryce Harper. Then as time went by so too did the Vegas odds of the Dodgers landing him as other team’s names appeared higher than Los Angeles. Then the blockbuster. The Dodgers traded Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood, Kyle Farmer and $7 million to Cincinnati to make room for what everyone thought was a Bryce Harper move- it has not been yet.
If the Dodgers miss out on Harper it is no the end of the world though. Corey Kluber and Realmuto are on the trading block still but that could be an issue in its own right. Here is an update on where the Dodgers stand with each situation.