Dodgers quick hits: Tony Gonsolin, trade rumors, Kristopher Negrón
The trade deadline buzzer will sound on Wednesday as the Dodgers are in the middle of a game with the Colorado Rockies. There have been a few notable trades made but the expected flurry of moves have not started. Jake Diekman a reliever the Dodgers had interest in, was dealt to the Oakland A’s.
Marcus Stroman, a pitcher the Dodgers were considering pursuing, was also dealt yesterday to the New York Mets. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers are considering starting pitchers given the lack of elite bullpen arms available and Stroman was one starting pitcher they were looking into.
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Starting pitching-wise, the Dodgers have also shown interest in Noah Syndergaard. The Padres have been the team linked to “Thor” the most but Andrew Friedman is known to come out of nowhere as the Dodgers keep things very close to vest in the front office. If the Dodgers want a starter with the potential to dominate a postseason game, Syndergaard has the kind of stuff to do it.
On the reliever side of the trade market, the rumors have been much quieter. The Dodgers continue to have scouts watch Tigers’ closer Shane Greene but he has not pitched since July 23rd. Outside of Greene, Edwin Diaz has garnered interest from the Dodgers despite his down season. Diaz has struggled but still is under control for three more seasons.
The Dodgers and the rest of the league continue to wait and see if the Giants will sell. The Giants have Will Smith who would be one of the most coveted relievers on the trade market if they do sell. Thus far the Giants and Pirates have refused to put Felipe Vazquez and Will Smith on the trade block.
The next few days will be a very interesting time for the Dodgers. Make sure to follow Dodgers Way as we will provide the latest rumors and trades as they come up.