This has been one of the wildest trade deadlines in recent Dodgers memory. With all of the rumors circulating, it’s been especially difficult to get accurate information from guys that are usually very reliable. This latest news will quite literally break the internet in Los Angeles.
Just hours after it was announced the Padres had a deal for Max Scherzer, the Dodgers appear to have stepped in. The latest report is that the 2 sides are working on a massive deal that will send Scherzer and Trea Turner out to Los Angeles.
If accurate, that would be a WILD move for the Dodgers to make.
BREAKING: The Los Angeles Dodgers are making significant progress on a deal that would send them star right-hander Max Scherzer and star shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals for a prospect-laden return, sources tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021
Turner and Scherzer are both game-changing players with the ability to boost any team they play on. The Dodgers adding them in at this stage makes them an instant World Series contender. Turner is also under control for next season which drastically shakes up the franchise’s future.
Scherzer has already said that he would need to agree to an extension with his next team in order to agree to a trade. It’s unclear for the moment if that’s something the Dodgers are working on. But with Trevor Bauer’s uncertainty, it could make sense for the near future.