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Dodgers Trade Updates: Vazquez, Green, Diaz Still in Play

Morosi and Rosenthal recently chimed in on the Dodgers’ pursuits at the deadline.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 18: Edwin Diaz #39 of the New York Mets pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on Thursday, July 18, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The Dodgers remain ‘in’ on multiple bullpen pieces, according to both Jon Morosi of MLB Network and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Rosenthal Talks Edwin Diaz

Here is the link to Rosenthal’s piece for The Athletic:

Inside, here is the quote pertaining to the Dodgers:

The Dodgers, Red Sox, Rays, Braves and Padres are among the teams showing interest in the 25-year-old closer Edwin Diaz, who even in a down season remains a standout due to a scarcity of available elite relievers.

Diaz holds a 4.95 ERA this season, a far cry from what kind of year he had last year for the Seattle Mariners. Diaz is no stranger to being traded, going alongside Robinson Cano to New York for top prospects Justin Dunn and Jarred Kelenic.

Morosi Links Vazquez and Greene

Morosi provides a little more insight that was outlined below:

Felipe Vazquez and Shane Greene are two names that the Dodgers have been linked to frequently over the past few weeks and it remains possible that the club acquires not just one, but both.

Vazquez remains one of the best left-handed relievers in baseball and is not a free agent until 2024 with team-friendly options for 2022 and 2023. Greene is having a career year and is not a free agent until 2021, so he would be in the back-end of the Dodgers’ pen next year as well.

The MLB Trade Deadline is on Wednesday at 1pm PST, 4pm EST.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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    • NODH, justifiably so the BP is an issue, but so is Joc Pederson and his play and lack of hustle at 1st base. So is an offense that lacks much in the way of RH bats as of this time. So is the increase in the team striking out and as per another page here, the pitching has allowed more HR’s at this time than last year, while striking out fewer batters.

  1. Yet another longtime Dodger fan that I am, I believe the Dodgers need to go after the best reliever available. Yes that means giving up one or more of their top prospects. But as I recall when the Dodgers were winning not only pennants but World Series too, they did it with their pitching. Superior pitching always overwhelms excellent hitting. If let us say they kept their top prospects and don’t gamble on getting say Vasquez from the Pirates. It will be the same results as the last two years if not worse.

  2. I witnessed my first major league game at Dodger Stadium with my little league team in 1965. I was eight years old. And the game did NOT involve the Dodgers.

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