The Los Angeles Dodgers have been one of the most talked about teams this off-season as many expect them to trade one of their four outfielders and add either David Price or Masahiro Tanaka. However, the Dodgers have been relatively quiet so far this winter and according to Peter Gammons of MLB.com, you should see more of the same from them the rest of the winter months:
Unless Tanaka becomes available, probably all we will see them do the rest of the way is sign a couple more relievers.
It’s still unclear whether Tanaka will be posted, but it sounds like if he isn’t, don’t expect the Dodgers to then trade for Price. Gammons is confident the Dodgers front office isn’t interested in losing their top prospects, which means trading for the 28-year old ace is off the table. He also notes it would be difficult for the Dodgers to sign Clayton Kershaw and Price at the same time, which makes the trade nearly impossible.
While some Dodgers fans hoped the Dodgers would sign Tanaka and acquire Price, it’s simply not realistic, but the 2014 season looks very promising for the Dodgers.
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