MLB Trade Deadline 2022: Los Angeles Dodgers Recap – DodgerBlue.com | Omd Cialis

The Los Angeles Dodgers were busy ahead of the 2022 MLB trade deadline, even if they failed to score a blockbuster move for any of the top names available.

The team made five trades in total, the most notable being a deal to acquire Joey Gallo from the New York Yankees to woo potential Clayton Beeter.

In addition, LA sent utilityman Zach McKinstry to the Chicago Cubs for helper Chris Martin, Garrett Cleavinger to the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder German Tapia, Jake Lamb to the Seattle Mariners for money considerations or a player to be named later, and Mitch White and Minor League infielder Alex De Jesus to the Toronto Blue Jays for a pair of minor league pitchers.

Despite the lack of a big move, the Dodgers have reason to be confident. They still expect to bring back Walker Buehler, Dustin May, Blake Treinen, Tommy Kahnle, Brusdar Graterol, Danny Duffy and Victor González along with Chris Taylor and Edwin Ríos.

The Dodgers were also able to keep all their prospects, including those who could make a difference down the track like Miguel Vargas, Michael Busch and Ryan Pepiot.

However, the Dodgers were linked with many players, most of whom eventually switched teams.

Juan Soto joined the San Diego Padres

The Dodgers reportedly grew optimistic that they could strike a deal with the Washington Nationals for Juan Soto, but he eventually ended up with the San Diego Padres along with Josh Bell.

In exchange, the Nationals acquired left-handed pitchers MacKenzie Gore and Luke Votin from the Padres’ major league roster and several top prospects, including CJ Abrams, Robert Hassell III and James Wood, and Jarlin Susana.

Brandon Drury joined Padres

The Padres also added to their lineup with the Cincinnati Reds’ Brandon Drury in exchange for potential Victor Acosta. The Dodgers had checked in on the versatile right-hander who is in the midst of a breakout year. He is expected to reach free agency after the season.

Luis Castillo traded with Mariners

The Mariners made the first big move of the trading season by making a deal with the Reds for Luis Castillo, beating the Dodgers and other interested clubs. The Reds received a crowd of prospects with Noelvi Marte, Edwin Arroyo, Levi Stoudt and Andrew Moore.

Antony Bass switched to Blue Jays

The Dodgers were linked with a trio of Miami Marlins players, but the only one traded was Anthony Bass, who the Blue Jays acquired along with Zach Pop for potential Jordan Groshans.

While Groshans was once considered an elite prospect, it has fallen in the rankings in recent years.

Whit Merrifield joined the Blue Jays

The Blue Jays also inked a deal for Kansas City Royals’ Whit Merrifield for prospects Samad Taylor and Max Castillo. The Dodgers’ interest in Merrifield never made much sense early on as he was having a bad year and doesn’t clearly fit into the roster.

David Robertson moved to the Phillies

The Dodgers also expressed interest in the Cubs’ David Robertson, but he was traded to the Phillies in exchange for Ben Brown. Robertson would have filled in fine in the back of the Dodgers’ bullpen, but it would have filled horribly by the time their other pitchers returned.

Andrew Benintendi joined the Yankees

The Royals traded outfielder Andrew Benintendi to the Yankees for prospects Chandler Champlain, TJ Sikkema and Beck Way, but not before the Dodgers had considered him as a possible option.

Shohei Ohtani stayed with Angels

It was always a long road for the Dodgers, or any other team, to take on Shohei Ohtani and that has proven true as he remains with the Los Angeles Angels.

However, the Angels opted for the sale by trading Noah Syndergaard and Brandon Marsh to the Philadelphia Phillies along with Raisel Iglesias to the Atlanta Braves.

Pablo Lopez, Garrett Cooper stayed with Marlins

López gained some momentum as one of the Dodgers’ top targets, but ultimately stayed in Miami despite pushes from multiple teams. They also showed interest in Garrett Cooper, but the Marlins also chose to hold on to their first All-Star.

Ian Happ stayed with Cubs

Ian Happ was also considered a popular fallback option for the teams that missed out on Soto, and while the Dodgers have expressed interest in the outfielder, he stayed in Chicago and has one year left on his contract.

David Peralta joined Rays

The Dodgers investigated David Peralta, but their reported interest only surfaced after he was traded to the Rays.

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