Whether they are frustrating, surprising or none of the above, the Dodgers have re-entered the rumor mill. Some rumors small and other much larger, Andrew Friedman’s relative silence this winter could be coming to a close.
First, the hot stove was centered largely on what wasn’t and what would never be. Bryce Harper’s connection to LA was presumed strong to start the offseason but as the months went by, so did Harper. His likely landing spot, once the Dodgers, is now Philadelphia.
Then the rumors shifted from Major to Minor League. The Dodgers made a flurry of farm system transactions, adding players like Josh Thole and Markus Solbach to the system.
Then the trades. The Dodgers parted ways with fan favorites Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig as well as Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood in a trade with the Reds to cut salary. Russell Martin was acquired and now we’re here. Still waiting, yes, but growing ever closer to another move.
Here are the most recent transactions the Dodgers have been connected to.