The Dodgers have been one of the most active teams in the trade market thus far and in the past under the Guggenheim Group, they’ve shown the ability to land key players at the trade deadline.
However, the Dodgers already acquired the starting pitcher they craved in Ricky Nolasco, but players like Matt Garza and even Cliff Lee loom large.
Speaking to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, general manager Ned Colletti hinted that the team is looking to add complimentary pieces to the picture:
“I don’t know that that player is out there,” Colletti said. “When I call around teams, there’s not a lot of names of position players being discussed, I’m not sure if there’s a market out there on the sell side.”
While the bullpen has been the weakest part of the team, Colletti admitted that the Dodgers are in the market for another reliever.
There isn’t a player on the market that would warrant the Dodgers parting with top prospects Joc Pederson or Zach Lee and absorbing money is a strategy management has implored.
There will be whispers about the possibility of trading Andre Ethier now that the team will have four outfielders for three spots, but the high rate of outfield injuries should put those rumors to bed.
Relievers Jesse Crain, Glen Perkins and a trio in Milwaukee could be of interest to the Dodgers, but it doesn’t sound like there will be fireworks at the trade deadline as in past seasons.