The Dodgers announced today that they had activated Corey Seager of the list of casualties and the player of the first player / basic player optional Matt Beaty at Triple-A Oklahoma City. Seager, 25, will finally miss a little less than a month because of tension at the left hamstring. He will now join a list of Dodgers who recently welcomed David Freese back from the list of injured and is ready to get ONE J. Pollock back as well. Los Angeles still has a 13.5-game lead over second-place Diamondbacks, and is likely to be even more dominant with several key players regaining their strength. However, the LA home office still has work to do in the three weeks leading up to the trade deadline. Here is an overview of the latest discussions about the Dodgers …
- The Dodgers have "varying levels of interest for several big hitters," writes Jon Morosi of MLB.com. Not surprisingly, Los Angeles has some interest in each of Will Smith, Sam Dyson, Tony Watson and Reyes Moronta. This quartet should probably appeal to the majority of the clubs in contention throughout the match, and nothing in the Morosi report indicates that there is substantive discussion between the two sides. The Dodgers are reluctant to part with one of their top four hopes of relieving rentals, making Gavin Lux, Dustin May, Keibert Ruiz and their own Will Smith unlikely to change hands in any type of deal for any of San Francisco's short-term assets.
- If the recent comments of the Director General of the Pirates, Neal Huntington, have not sufficiently stifled the Dodgers /Felipe Vazquez Morosi writes that Pittsburgh would need "at least two" of the four main prospects mentioned above (Lux, May, Smith, Ruiz) to sign an agreement with Vazquez. Between that and Huntington's statement that his team "expects Felipe to finish the playoffs, be it this year or in the future with us", it does not seem wise to bet on the landing of Vazquez in Los Angeles (or anywhere else, from elsewhere).
- Ken Gurnick, of MLB.com, points out that the Dodgers, led by Andrew Friedman, are not a team willing to handle his best hopes, which gives him an excellent reputation. acquiring Smith's profile, Brad Hand, Vazquez, etc., are less likely than some trades to purchase lower-cost second-class relief products on the market at lower cost. He suggests that a meeting with Watson or the Blue Jays be fair Daniel Hudson is more plausible than a splash. (To be clear, there are speculative examples listed by Gurnick rather than specific operations that the Dodgers are actively looking for.)
- Hyun-Jin RyuThe bet to accept the qualifying bid made by the Dodgers could prove one of the wisest decisions of the off season, writes Jorge Castillo of The LA Times, who notes that Ryu is now in a position to win a major contract (without the burden of compensation project, because players can only receive a qualifying offer during their career). Indeed, in his 191 1/3 regular season, Ryu earned a silver medal of 1.83 with 8.8 K / 9, 1.2 BB / 9, 0.89 HR / 9 and a ground ball rate of 48.6%. More broadly, Castillo's column is a great look at the long road that Ryu has taken to become intriguing a high school prospect coveted by the Dodgers and Twins and become the starter of the 2019 All-Star Game. were not already familiar with Ryu's journey to fame in the United States will want to be certain to give a complete reading of the story.