The Los Angeles Dodgers have been the subject of rumors since their season ended in the NLDS, and after signing a dream team in the front office, they are expected to make a splash this offseason.
On Wednesday, it was reported by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish that the Dodgers could be looking to make a move involving right-hander Zack Greinke. With Greinke able to opt-out after 2015, it was said that the team could make him available.
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Dodgers are not looking to deal their former Cy Young:
#Dodgers have had no discussions about trading Zack Greinke, say BB sources. They're in win-now mode and looking to add.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 4, 2014
After losing Hanley Ramirez to the Boston Red Sox, the Dodgers still maintain a core that has won the NL West the past two seasons. They are expected to make a move in the outfield, trading either Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford or Matt Kemp. While many of the rumors have surrounded Kemp, he is the best of the trio and would cost any team a large haul.
Meanwhile, the Dodger rumors have heated up in recent days over a potential starting pitcher being added to the mix. The Philadelphia Phillies were reportedly studying the Dodger farm system in preparation for a potential deal that could involve Cole Hamels. Also, the Dodgers expressed interest in Max Scherzer, James Shields and Jon Lester. Of the three, Lester has been linked the closest to Los Angeles. A deal with any of the big three starters in free agency would give the Dodgers one of the best rotations in the game, and also give them a safety net in case Greinke does choose to opt out after 2015.