The Dodgers are among the hottest teams in baseball, having won 22 of their last 27 and taking the lead in the NL West. During that time, GM Ned Colletti has said that he doesn’t expect to make a huge, franchise-changing trade. “"I don't know that that player is out there," Colletti told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.
And indeed, there doesn’t appear to be any star players on the market this year. The Yankees will never be sellers, so Robinson Cano won’t be available. And the Phillies are 10-7 in July, climbing past the Nationals and allowing Ruben Amaro, Jr. a justification for hanging on to Chase Utley.
With the recent Matt Garza-to-Texas trade, the best player is now likely off the market. But the Dodgers have been linked to several possible targets, and they can never be counted out of any sweepstakes.