Acquired or traded
Friedman and Gomes only went after three major league talents in their dealings with other teams, and one of those moves washed out before it began. In December, they acquired veteran reliever J.P. Feyereisen from Tampa Bay in exchange for a minor leaguer. Feyereisen was to be a key piece of the team’s bullpen, but he underwent shoulder surgery over the offseason and was lost for all of 2023.
Having lost Trea Turner to free agency, the Dodgers picked up Miguel Rojas from Miami in January as a shortstop candidate. With the season-ending injury to Gavin Lux, Rojas has gotten increasing time, even though his bat (.234, 0 home runs) is a liability.
Infielder Yonny Hernandez got a quick look after being bought from Oakland in December. He was sent out in late April and recalled again last week.
Since Rojas is carrying a +0.1 WAA at the halfway point and Hernandez is at -0.1, the Dodgers’ movement via the acquisition process can be put at 0.0.
The two players they sold or traded, Austin Wynns and Dylan Covey, have both generated -0.5 WAA for their new teams, creating a modest if largely irrelevant +1.0 advantage to the Dodgers. Spoiler alert: that’s about the last nice thing to be said about Dodger front office dealings.