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Dodgers Will Make Multiple Big Trades at Deadline, Says Former GM

The MLB trade deadline is a little over a month away. What trades will the Dodgers make?

Former Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals general manager Jim Bowden offered his thought process for the Dodgers heading toward the trade deadline. He also shared his predictions, which involved the Dodgers making multiple key trades.



“The Dodgers farm system is still really deep,” Bowden said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM. “They really have a lot to trade, and it’s not going to be that hard for them. The problem they’re going to have is there’s just not a lot of outfielders available. Taylor Ward of the Angels is out there. You know, you can probably get him in the right deal. But guys that you thought would be available like Lane Thomas of Washington is not going to be there because they’re going to probably stay in this race. So it is tricky, but I know the Dodgers and I know Andrew Friedman. And everyone just take a deep breath because he’s gonna get a starter, a reliever, and an outfielder by July 30. Book it. Put it in cement.”

Notably, Bowden did not predict the Dodgers would trade for a shortstop. There has been talk of the Dodgers trading for a shortstop all season — especially since the injury to Mookie Betts — but Bowden noted that GM Brandon Gomes said the team had no plans for that. The Dodgers are instead rolling with Miguel Rojas and Kiké Hernández at short.

Still, trading for a starter, reliever, and outfielder would be huge additions for the Dodgers. The Dodgers have multiple starters and relievers on the injured list, so having that depth would offer some needed reassurance for the team heading into the playoffs this year.

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Eva Geitheim

Eva graduated from UCLA in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. She has been covering college and professional sports since 2022.

2 Comments

  1. Not really sure why they need a starter or a reliever, they have guys who should be coming back by the trading deadline like Yamamoto, Kershaw, Buehler, May, Graterol, Kelley, Brassier, obviously not all may make it back in top form, but if you are going to bring someone in they should be better than what you already got, and it is pretty crowded as is.

  2. Woul love to see these moves and more. Seems like the left side of the infield is still an achilles heel.

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