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Today was perhaps the calm before the storm. No doubt Dodgers GM Ned Colletti was working all angles today, but here is a quick recap of what leaked out of Nashville today.

Dee Gordon is being shopped by the Dodgers, my guess is in a package for a starting pitcher, James Shields anyone? I will not be shocked at all if Gordon is traded in the next couple of days. Ken Rosenthal says that the Dodgers will only trade Gordon for a significant return.

The Dodgers are engaged with the New York Mets about R.A. Dickey. I am kinda thinking pass here, is it just me? This guy is 38, even in knuckleball years that’s still old. I just don’t think 2013 will have the same fortune for Dickey.

Colletti said he’s yet to make offers to any free agents, writes Dylan Hernandez.  Colletti prefers to “push things to the point that it’s in their court to engage us in a serious negotiation.”

Colletti did meet with Casey Close today, Close represents Zack Greinke. The Dodgers seem all but destined to sign Greinke no matter the cost, reports Jon Heyman.  Heyman asked a Dodgers person about the team’s budget, to which the reply was, “What budget?”  Casey Close is about to get a nice little commission.  The Rangers, Nationals, Angels, and Braves are some of the other teams showing interest in Greinke, but Heyman indicates the Dodgers are the heavy favorite. The Angels appear to have moved on from Grienke after the Rangers and Dodgers scared them off. Yeah, when I read that it made me chuckle.

Dylan Hernandez says Colletti is working with 10-12 teams about potential trades. I told you so. Do not rule anything out ladies and gentlemen. This team could look a lot different over the next several weeks.

“We’re in on so many players that we might need two or three teams,” joked Dodgers GM Ned Colletti today at the Winter Meetings in Nashville. Colletti says his team has gone from being an afterthought to being the go-to team whether they’re involved or not.

James Shields is still one of the Dodgers favorite trade targets right now. And why not? He’s mine too. Do it Ned, do it!

 12/03/2012  Posted by at 9:51 pm Dodgers News, Dodgers Rumors 2 Responses »
Dec 022012
 

Update: The Dodgers’ shopping list includes Greinke, a fourth outfielder that can play center, and a backup corner infielder, according to Ken Gurnick. Gurnick also says negotiations continue with lefty reliever Randy Choate.

The Winter Meetings are almost upon us, as the Dodgers prepare for their first Winter Meetings under the Guggenheim era. The Dodgers are expected to be busy and ready to spend big.

On the free agent market after being non-tendered by the Giants earlier this week,  Brian Wilson, who has said his first preference is with the Dodgers. This rumor could definitely gain some momentum over the next few days, but I caution the Dodgers to do their due diligence here. First of all ex-Giant, huge red flag, and Wilson has been injury riddled for the last two seasons.

Heyman hears the A.J. Pierzynski  to the Dodgers is “not happening.” Heyman suggested yesterday that the Dodgers could have interest in Pierzynski. We will see if this gets revisited over the next week, but I am perfectly happy with A.J. Ellis anyway.

Zack Greinke, this year’s biggest free agent prize has already met with Dodgers executives this week, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he is signed by the end of the Winter Meetings.  The Dodgers have some serious competition for Greinke, as the Angels, Nationals and Rangers are already making their presence known.

The Dodgers have interest in free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse, reports Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles. Yes, the Dodgers are interested in virtually every pitcher this winter, we get it.

Mark Reynolds and Kevin Youkilis are a couple more names to watch as both players could make some sense under the right scenario for the Dodgers.

Then the trade possibilities, oh the endless possibilities, Ted Lilly, Aaron Harang, and Chris Capuano stand the biggest chance of being traded this winter. We have seen the rumors involving Chris Capuano and Joel Hanrahan, a trade I would pull the trigger on, heck I would that trigger every day of the week. I would also expect to see Dee Gordon‘s name surface in trade rumors this winter. The Dodgers look locked and loaded to make Hanley the every-day shortstop, so this could definitely be a scenario to follow closely.

I will be covering the Winter Meetings. What moves would you like to see?

 

 12/02/2012  Posted by at 7:37 pm Dodgers Rumors 10 Responses »