The Los Angeles Dodgers are the new New York Yankees. The last two years, they have made impactful moves through trades and big signings. They have been trying to build the best team that could win them a World Series. With the July 31st deadline for non-waiver trades approaching quickly, it would be expected that Los Angeles produces a big, blockbuster trade.
However, it is looking like that is not the case. Dodger general manager Ned Colleti conveyed to reporters that people should not be expecting a major trade from the organization before the deadline. With that said, you could most likely rule out any deal involving Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price and Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels.
General Manager Ned Colletti intimated Saturday the Dodgers are unlikely to acquire a frontline pitcher such as David Price or Cole Hamels before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline… Colletti said any deal for a top-tier player would require the Dodgers to trade prospects, adding, “probably more so than yours truly would like to part with at this particular time.”
This would rule out the possible move of top prospect Joc Pederson to any team. He should not be included in trade discussion anyway because of the likelihood that he is called up to the major league club soon, as he would bring immediate help, if needed.
Prospects that the Dodgers could include in deals are Julio Urias and Corey Seager. With all of this being conveyed by Colletti, it can easily be assumed that the team will not make any big moves, instead making small, helpful moves that will help the ball-club in the long-haul.