Report: ‘Aggressive’ Dodgers have spoken to Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg
The Los Angeles Dodgers have had a habit of staying fairly quiet in recent offseasons, but that could be about to change in a major way.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Dodgers have begun a quietly aggressive recruiting effort that has seen them reach out to Washington Nationals free agents Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon. There is also some willingness to entertain trades involving some of their highest-paid stars.
The #Dodgers quietly are being aggressive this winter. They're in talks with free-agent third baseman Anthony Rendon, and starting pitchers Stephen Strasburg and Kevin Gausman. Several rivals say LA also is willing to listen to trade offers on several of their high-priced players
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 3, 2019
The Dodgers lost in the NLDS last season, a massive disappointment after consecutive World Series losses. It’s pretty clear that the team has realized it needs to do more to get over the hump, hence targeting some of the biggest names available. We had some hints that this would be the team’s approach this offseason, and they’re clearly a team to watch going forward.
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