I’ve established over the past few weeks that the Dodgers need to get busy before the trade deadline. Dodgers fans know it. The front office knows it. Every baseball fanatic knows it.
If this team is going to make it to the playoffs and make it past the National League Division Series, they must fortify their roster before the July 31 deadline.
Unlike in the past few weeks where we’ve been able to sit back and think about the trade deadline like a distant deadline for a school paper, we are now getting down to the wire.
The deadline is now eight days away.
The Dodgers’ front office’s recent lack of trade action with the trade deadline looming nearer has revealed to fans that the Blue Crew probably won’t be executing a high-profile deal this season.
Names like Cole Hamels, Shane Victorino and Jimmy Rollins have been called out as potential future Boys in Blue; however, the Dodgers don’t have enough expendable talent to make a viable trade for those players unless they can pull off a creative multiple-team deal.
Nevertheless, the Dodgers have visible voids that they must fill if they want to win the National League West and be a strong team going into the playoffs.