Dodgers fans would always love to see Los Angeles add a big name right before a playoff push. For the last couple of years, Andrew Friedman and company have been able to make that happen with ease.
This year is a little bit different for the Dodgers though. They are stacked from top to bottom with premium talent, and there aren’t really any glaring needs at the moment. While they’ve been reported as in the conversations for starts like Lance Lynn and Mike Clevinger, maybe pump the brakes on any high hopes.
Instead, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers probably have along-term focus going into Monday’s deadline. The team may pivot to sell off some of their aging depth in order to get a decent prospect return for the coming years.
And finally, the loaded Dodgers are attempting to zig while others zag, working on smaller deals in which they would part with some of their depth for prospects.
That depth the Dodgers have could be any number of guys currently on the 40-man roster. Enrique Hernandez is in his final year before free agency, and it seems unlikely the team would extend him. Joc Pederson is another one of those guys in that same boat. Alex Wood could also potentially be a guy that they look at dealing, but that remains to be seen.
Whatever the case, the Dodgers will probably end up making some sort of move on Monday. Making moves for prospects in the past has resulted in getting Mookie Betts, trust the Freidman method.