It’s no secret the Los Angeles Dodgers will be aggressive this off-season as they look to improve on their 2013 season. With 10 free agents of their own and a rather top heavy free agent class, the Dodgers won’t be shy about spending their money in off-season number two under the Guggenheim Group.
Thus, Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com wrote five days ago that executives fear that the Dodgers might be planning to trade for Rays ace David Price and sign Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka out of Japan.
Trading for Price would mean the Dodgers would most likely be parting with prospects Corey Seager, Julio Urias and/or Joc Pederson while Tanaka is expected to be posted by his Japanese club at some point during the off-season.
While there hasn’t been anything to suggest from the Dodgers that they’re interested in Price, GM Ned Colletti said they’ve scouted Tanaka several times, indicating there’s interest from the club.
However, chatter about the Dodgers getting both hasn’t stopped as Gammons was on MLB Network with Matt Vasgersian and Harold Reynolds yesterday morning and stated that several NL West GMs fear it could happen. Gammons also applauded Vasgersian for suggesting the Dodgers trade Yasiel Puig for Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, a statement that upset many.
Regardless, the idea is circulating through baseball and here’s video of Gammons talking about it yesterday morning: