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.
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.
Today (4 IP) was the first start of Julio Urias' career with no walks.
Naturally, Pedro Baez walked his first batter in relief, the pitcher
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) July 21, 2016
We asked Dodgers Nation if they would package a deal that included Urias:
POLL: #Dodgers trade rumors, would you package Julio Urias in order to acquire Chris Sale? Tweet us your thoughts!
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) July 26, 2016
Some fans tweeted us their thoughts on the rumor:
— J.M. Hardin (@JMHardinwrites) July 26, 2016
@DodgersNation proven talent over potential talent so I say yes.
— Troy (@BRiM_LADiN) July 26, 2016
I didn't see the "hell no" option. https://t.co/aIdntOmKPB
— Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) July 26, 2016
Only time will tell if the Dodgers are willing to part ways with Urias.
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