Today's Los Angeles Dodgers team is a far cry from where the franchise was when it made some of these trade deadline deals. The moves included in this list are those that put the Dodgers over the top and into the playoffs.
The 2011 Dodgers are all but out of the playoffs before the July 31 trade deadline.
Between the lack of roster talent on this team and the overall state of the franchise, Los Angeles is at rock bottom this season.
Currently, the Dodgers are 46-56 and 13 games behind the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants.
However, this list takes us back to the times when Dodger baseball was hitting its stride and was a success. The front office was making smart moves, and all was right in Los Angeles.
Here are the top five trade deadline deals in Los Angeles Dodgers history.