Zaidi breaks down the Dodger deals
A rather pedestrian trading deadline was broken down by Farhan Zaidi but all the fireworks happened after the trade deadline when it was learned that Puig was not on the plane with the team to Colorado even though he had not been traded.
As you all know the Dodgers received Josh Reddick, Rich Hill, Jesse Chavez, and Josh Fields for Frankie Montas, Grant Holmes, Jharel Cotton, Yordan Alveraz, and Mike Bolsinger.
Holmes was ranked as the Dodgers 5th best prospect by MLB. Montas as number eight, and Cotton as number thirteen.
For those who didn’t want to see Urias and company get traded, they get their wish. For those who hoped for bigger impact players, they didn’t get their wish.
To be honest, all of the trades have now been overshadowed by the Puig news, and until we know more we simply don’t know what is going on, though that hasn’t stopped everyone from conjecturing.
Eric Stephen at TBLA has a reasonable take on the story and the best lede.
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) August 1, 2016