The Los Angeles Dodgers are back to their winning ways after a subpar month of June caused them to fall out of first place in the NL West. The MLB trade deadline is just a week away and competition for the division and the two wild cards spots is tight.
The Dodgers 53-44 record is impressive considering the 52 games that All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp missed with a hamstring injury. But his absence only further exposed weaknesses that Los Angeles knew they had entering the 2012 season.
With holes still left to fill in left field, both corner infield positions, the starting rotation and possibly the bullpen, there’s no shortage of moves that the Dodgers could make to improve their roster over the next seven days.
Los Angeles is expected to be one of the more active teams leading up to the MLB trade deadline and their names have been mentioned in a number of scenarios already. Here are the five best trade scenarios for the Dodgers before July 31st.