Dodgers Trade Deadline Rumors Roundup: Chances Of Landing Chris Sale And Interest In Wade Davis

The MLB trade deadline of August 1st is rapidly approaching, and the Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors are starting to heat up. The Dodgers are 57-45, good for the top wild card spot in the NL. But the Dodgers are trying to find an upgrade or two before the deadline, especially in the rotation. With that in mind, here all the latest Dodgers trade rumors.

Dodgers Want Wade Davis?
The Dodgers do have interest in adding Royals' closer Wade Davis, but there's a major catch to any potential deal.  

Kennedy is owed $62.5 million over the next four years and leads the majors in home runs allowed. That's why even the Dodgers and their massive payroll are unlikely to take on Kennedy's deal.

The Royals have a sky-high asking price for Davis in a straight up trade, wanting more than the Yankees wanted for Andrew Miller or received for Aroldis Chapman. He has another year left on his deal, so the Royals aren't desperate to move him. The Dodgers have Kenley Jansen as their closer, but did try to add Chapman in the offseason. 

Dodgers Chances With Sale
The Dodgers badly need starting pitching help, with several starters injured. It's a down market, but the Dodgers could try to land Chris Sale, according to Jon Heyman. 

They seem to be seriously considering a run at Sale, as they did a year ago for Hamels (one source said they offered “about 80 percent” of what the Rangers eventually gave up). There’s been a reluctance to surrender top young players (good thing they never took seriously a deal involving All-Star shortstop Corey Seager), and there’s a question as to how anxious they’d be to gut their wonderful farm system and even include top pitching prospect Julio Urias (Joel Sherman of the New York Post/MLB Network reported they’d put Urias in the deal, and one rival GM said they should do so easily, but some push back has been heard, which would likely kill their chances, if true). If ever there’s a time to try something drastic, with baseball’s best pitcher Clayton Kershaw and three others starters out and not necessarily close to returning, this may be it. 

Heyman puts the Dodgers at No. 2 among the favorites and they have the prospects to land him. However, the Dodgers have been hesitant to deal their top prospects. 

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