Why I am not convinced Dodger Trade Rumors Are True
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Dodger executive vice president of public relations Matt O’Neil denied that the team is close to acquiring any players.
“I’m not denying that we are interested in acquiring any prospects, but the timing of that is not right,” O’Neill said.
“It is a possibility we’re interested in.”
O’Neil also denied that there are any talks between the team and the MLBPA about acquiring any potential players.
O’Neill also said that the Dodgers have “no interest” in trading prospects, and that they are “100 percent focused on the future.”
“I would love to do a deal,” O’tenn said.
But O’neill’s statement also did not completely clarify what it means for Dodger general manager Ned Colletti to be willing to trade any prospects for any player.
The Dodgers have been linked to multiple top prospects in recent months, including Bryce Harper, Miguel Sano, and Jose Bautista.
O’Neal also denied a report that the club was close to a deal with the Texas Rangers to acquire Ian Kinsler.
“We don’t have a deal in place yet,” O’dell said.
“It’s very, very early in the process,” O’sne said.
O’dell also reiterated that he believes the Dodgers will be able to re-sign Kinsling, despite a recent report that they might be shopping him.
“If you go back to the day of the trade [from the MLB], we were the No. 1 overall pick and the No, 1 player in the world, we’re just not the No 1 pick and we’re not the first pick,” O’lled said.
In the meantime, the Dodgers are set to have a new general manager, as Marc Topkin will be hired as the team’s new president of baseball operations.
Topkin has been with the team for two years and took over for longtime GM Ned Colleti, who resigned following the trade deadline.