The MLB trade deadline is less than one week away and the latest rumors have the internet buzzing. Aside from a potential trade that could send Chris Archer to the Los Angeles Dodgers, could there be a chance that L.A. can land Chris Sale? Is giving up Julio Urias worth adding Sale?

Sale is currently suspended from the Chicago White Sox for five days. However, if the deal does happen he could serve as a much needed arm in the Dodgers rotation. This season Sale has a record of 14-3 with an ERA of 3.18 and 129 strikeouts.

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For fans wondering what the Dodgers are willing to give up to make the trade happen, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post Urias will be on the table:

As of Monday, the Dodgers’ sense was the White Sox were not yet motivated to move Chris Sale or even well-regarded No. 2 starter Jose Quintana. But I have heard if that changes, the Dodgers would be more aggressive with Sale than they were with Hamels, up to including top prospect, lefty Julio Urias, to front a strong package. The Dodgers would not include Urias for Hamels last July.

Sale would give the Dodgers an ace without Kershaw, co-aces if Kershaw could return in September or for next year, and provide some protection if Kershaw opted out of his contract after 2018 (Sale is signed via options through 2019).

Kershaw is still out due to a back injury and recently the Dodgers placed Hyun-Jin Ryu on the disabled list. The Boys in Blue are also waiting for Brett Anderson to return. Looking at their record the Dodgers are still in a good position to make a run for first place in the NL West.

In Urias last outing, he went up against Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg. Urias went for four innings while allowing 1 run on 5 hits to go along with 4 strikeouts on 77 pitches.

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We asked Dodgers Nation if they would package a deal that included Urias:

Some fans tweeted us their thoughts on the rumor:

Only time will tell if the Dodgers are willing to part ways with Urias.

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6 Responses

  1. Arodc03

    The uncertainty of Kershaw makes this a difficult decision. If Kershaw doesn’t make it back this season, the Dodgers are done, even if the do trade for a Sale or another ace. The Dodgers will need at least two aces to even compete with teams like the Cubs and Giants.
    I think it’s going to take more than just Urias to pull this off and asking price for Sale will be too high and it doesn’t happen.
    I like all Dodgers fan want to win now, but I say we stay the course and continue to develop the young players, they will pay off. Maybe not this year but in years to come.

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  2. AMRGroup

    I’ve been waiting 28 years for players to develop and reach their potential, maybe it’s time we went after proven players as opposed to hoarding ones with “potential.” I think if a guy like Chris Sale can be had for a package of Julio Urias, Frankie Montas, Yasiel Puig, Willie Calhoun and Austin Barnes then you pull the trigger. 

    Then flip Jharell Cotton and Grant Holmes to the Reds for Jay Bruce, he’s worth it if for nothing else but what he does to the Giants.

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  3. Arodc03

    Had the Dodgers not traded Pedro Martinez, I’m sure he Dodgers would have won a WS or two.

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