3:00pm: The Dodgers and Rangers were ultimately unable to come together on a Lynn trade, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
2:40pm: The two sides are still far apart, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets. That said, MLB.com’s Jon Morosi also hears that the Dodgers have intensified their pursuit. There’s room for both of those things to be true, of course, and it’s not uncommon for major deals to come together in the final 15 to 20 minutes running up to the trade deadline.
2:34pm: The Dodgers have “stepped up” their efforts to pry right-hander Lance Lynn away from the Rangers in the past hour, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports (via Twitter). MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, however, hears that the likeliest scenario is still that Lynn stays put, barring a last-minute increase in the offer from an interested suitor (Twitter link).
The 33-year-old Lynn, signed through the 2021 season, is regarded as arguably the best starting pitcher available on the trade market. Since signing in Texas, he’s pitched to a 3.33 ERA with 10.5 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 259 2/3 innings of work while averaging 6 1/3 frames per outing.
Adding Lynn would be a luxury for a Dodgers club that can already has the likes of Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw, Dustin May, Julio Urias, Ross Stripling and Tony Gonsolin on its depth chart. That said, Buehler is currently sidelined by a blister on his hand, and the Dodgers typically thrive in large part due to their largely unrivaled depth. It’s also possible that a younger arm like Gonsolin could go back to Texas in that type of arrangement, though that’s only my own speculation.
Rangers hopefully get Lux or May for giving up the Rangers ace.
You have to be joking, no way in hell the Dodgers would do that
Lux yes, May no.
Lol the Dodgers would have traded Joc, maybe? For him. Lux is untouchable! And May you would have to trade the state of Texas for (and cash)
The Dodgers farm is so deep, no need to give up a player that can contribute now and has that high of a ceiling. Gray, Cartaya, Ruiz, Hoese are all guys that could bring back Gallo.
And why would the Dodgers want a power hitting career .210 hitter?He makes Joc Pederson look like the most disciplined hitter on the Dodger team!
Because an .850 ops is an .850 ops. Don’t matter if it comes from singles, walks, or dingers.
They need Lynn more than Gallo. Scoring runs is not the issue for the Dodgers. They could get more consistency on offense but Gallo is not going to help you there. Starting pitching has been good but Stripling is struggling. Wood is hurt. Buehler has a blister. Urias is inconsistent with his fastball command and May is still very young. So I can see why they’re looking at Lynn. Not terribly excited but he can be an upgrade over Stripling and Wood. Doubt the Dodgers will give up much for Lynn. Ruiz, May, Lux, etc. Asinine. If Texas asks for too much they’ll simply say no thanks.
No way they let Dustin May go.
The Dodgers should be scared. The Padres may now have the best lineup in baseball. And their starting rotation is looking pretty good. This is exciting.
Starting lineup by playoff time:
1) Trent Grisham, CF
2) Fernando Tatis Jr., SS
3) Manny Machado, 3B
4) Eric Hosmer, 1B
5) Tommy Pham, LF
6) Mitch Moreland, DH
7) Wil Myers, RF
8) Jake Cronenworth, 2B
9) Austin Nola, C
1) Mike Clevinger, RHP
2) Dinelson Lamet, RHP
3) Chris Paddack, RHP
4) Zach Davies, RHP
5) Garrett Richards, RHP
Clevinger is a huge get for the Padres but the Dodgers’ lineup is still superior to that one.
Not this year. They are pretty even but the Padres have the edge so far.
The Padres are 5 games back. The Dodgers also just got done setting the NL record for homers in a month.
Look at the stats and metrics. You will see that I am correct. The Padres even come out ahead on starting pitching this year. The big difference (and it is big) is relief pitching. That’s why LA is 5 games up. But some upgrades were made. We’ll see what happens.
So we’re just going to disregard all prior information in favor of a 35 game sample which shows a negligible difference?
No. But we aren’t going to disregard the sample size this year either. Dodgers have the track record, sure. I simply made a comment about how the Padres were outperforming the Dodgers offensively and out-pitching them (starting pitching) THIS year. That was before Nola, Clevinger, Moreland. The gap between the two has shrunk. And I think the Pads have a better team offensively. I know you disagree and that’s wonderful. But baseball in the National League West just got really interesting.
Tipsy so the correct wording would be that your using opinions and acting as they are facts. Huge flaw in your logic. Most of the padres games thus far have come against rockies, Diamondbacks, rangers, mariners all terrible bottom feeding teams in majors. The only impressive wins they have had are against Houston even though they weren’t a full health and without verlander. Sure in this small sample size you might be correct but over a full season and players not outperforming there projections it’s not close. Don’t be suprised when Padres get knocked out in round 1.
When making a decisive point, it helps to support your claim with statistics that support your claim.
And yet they only have one more homer than the Padres.
Padres are 5 games back and are not likely to catch the Dodgers. But once the playoffs start and they’re both in, that matters very little.
As a Dodger fan, it is fun to watch the Padres finally competing and going all in in a season that anything can happen. I like my chances in the long run lets say next 5 or 7 years.
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Lots of lineups look good on paper. They have to do it on the field.
The Braves need a pitcher. It doesnt have to be Lance Lynn but a solid 1-2 type… so essentially Lance Lynn. Unless AA can pull something out of his behind.
He has about 6 minutes to make a miracle
This is rough to sit through. Let’s see….
Time’s running out, Rangers….
Logged in just to express how angry I will be if Lynn isn’t moved.
Seriously, if he’s not moved JD is just even more delusional than I thought he was previously.
I doubt the Dodgers move Lux for Lynn
Gotta ask for either Lux or Ruiz. Wouldn’t surprise me if Gonsolin is part of it, too.
Lux or Ruiz plus Gonsolin? Can I have some of the drugs you’re clearly on?
Some of these comments have me thinking the same thing
I didn’t say that’s a good deal for the Dodgers, but it’s what the Rangers should’ve asked for.
They weren’t willing to move either one for Betts,I highly doubt they would do it for Lynn.
Trying to keep up with the Padres lol
Padres aside this fits Friedman’s MO. Starting pitching is absolutely the Dodgers #1 need and Friedman normally would be pretty adverse to making a significant offer if the player were just a rental. Having a little more control on Lynn makes it more likely the Dodgers would go for the home run, here.
If JD doesn’t find a deal to move Lynn he shouldn’t be employed beyond 3:05 pm central time. I really like Lynn, but this team needs to look to the future.
Was he fired yet?!
If the rangers don’t trade him it’s another deadline failure (one of many for this regime). Really, what value does he have for a team of misfits? So you wins some games you should lose and miss out on drafting in the top 10.
It’s been 10 years since the Rangers have been good and five since they’ve been relevant. The seat should be hot for JD and company – especially seeing how much success former FO members have had elsewhere.
Hope I’m wrong but seems like another deadline squandered and rebuilt put off even further.
Lynn and Gallo for Lux and May.
Dodgers aren’t giving up May, but Gonsolin and another piece might be possible.
I bet Nolan Ryan is just sitting back and laughing as all of this unfolds for Jon Daniels…he needs to go, he depleted the system for years and never replenished it…time for some a new set of eyes…
It may be Josiah Gray and Kody Hoese.
Lux is wishful thinking, Michael Busch plus a pitcher maybe?
Doubt the Rangers want another bat only “second baseman” from the Dodgers who will wind up without a position.
That’s fine, firstbase is open on the Rangers too. It wouldn’t shock me if the Rangers are asking for Ruiz and the Dodgers are balking at the cost.
The Dodgers need to sure up their bullpen. Yet the Dodgers are looking for starting pitching.
Starters that don’t start move to the pen.
Starting pitching is a much bigger concern for them than the bullpen. Their pen has been one of the best in the majors.
The word is shore, not sure. Not trying to demean, just trying to help.
How does Daniels not trade this guy? Why even wait this long?
I could see Edwin Rios being part of the combination going back. I think he is blocked in LA but could see playing time in Tex.
Dodgers need to be all in this year. Call the Mets May, Lux, Ruiz, Gonsolin for DeGrom
Only if they take Cano too lol
The Mets are not trading DeGrom and the Dodgers are not trading Lux and May.
Atlanta just hurry up and get Musgrove and Seager , Hamels will be ready mid September
People really think a pitcher in his 30s not named degrom or scherzer will get lux and may in return yikes
Lynn + Montero
Josiah Gray, Diego Cartaya, Mitch White, and Clayton Beeter as PTBNL
The Human Rain Delay
Damn your throwin in Montero too…I like your style
This is a great trade proposal…
I dont think LAD bites though in the end…sub Knack as the ptbnl and Dj Peters in for Beeter and you got a deal…… Love that line in for Texas though; 3 young pitchers and a C
Rios and Grey for Gallo and Lynn. Texas gains youth and years of control on 2 majors ready players.
Dodgers should not make this trade. They are stacked with talent. Let San Diego kill their farm system for trades they hope will work.
Rangers asking price probably too high. I’m surprised the Rangers didn’t look to deal Odor, Frazier and Elvis as well. The Rangers hopefully will get some top free agents now that they have a dome to play in during the heat of the Texas summer.
I can see why the Dodgers inquired and tried. There are some question marks with the starting rotation. Lynn would have been an upgrade but not significant enough to warrant a high prospect. But overall would rather have them not obtain Lynn than paying up too much for him.
No deal thank god!!!!! Dropped the ball rangers lololololol
Or dropped the ball Dodgers if you lose in the playoffs again because you don’t have enough healthy pitching? Works both ways.
Sorry buddy but Lynn isn’t the answer we are looking for! Best record in baseball with so many pitchers that we have to send them to satellite field. This is why the rangers won’t be good anytime soon, overvalue mediocre talent. Yes Lynn having a good year but never been a tor outside of this year, rangers selling high and ended up with nothing.
Depends, in a playoff scenario your 1-3 isn’t really that scary. Lynn would have made you better without doubt. No reason to be demeaning, keep it together over there.
Royals didn’t have a scary 1-3 either when they won the World Series.
Our hopes don’t rely on one postseason, but in the long run.
Lynn was not going to be a difference maker. An upgrade over Wood/Stripling? Probably, but I don’t think he’s any better than Urias, May or Gonsolin, and obviously not better than Kershaw or Buehler. He’s a veteran arm though that could have been useful but in a short series maybe at best he’s your #3, but obviously Urias, May or Gonsolin can easily fill that role. Nice to have but not necessary. Playoffs are a crapshoot especially the way they laid out this year. A three game followed by a five game series. Anyone can get upset in the first two rounds. For that reason I wouldn’t go all in this season, especially if you have a WS type of team going forward.
I mean considering the Dodgers problems in the playoffs I would have preferred (if I was you) to run a veteran like Lynn over those young guys, especially considering how hot he has been. But who knows? Like I said above, I betcha we will hear later that Texas asked for someone like Ruiz and the Dodgers decided to balk, I can’t blame either side, it is kind of a weird year to go “all in.”
Seeing as smith is having a pretty bad year I think ruiz would be a possibility to stick between the 2 it’s very hard to find catcher that can hit and dodgers have a few of those. Lynn is a great pitcher but dodgers never let urgency get in the way of long term projection of the team. Lynn doesnt make me instantly feel like we are winning a ring with his inclusion. Also Lynn postseason numbers are over 4.8 era so it doesn’t appear he has that dog in him when it matters most. With may and kershaw performing at a high level and buehler steadily tightening his form Lynn wasn’t necessary. Imo padres paid a huge price for an aging pitcher who has a history of injuries and already had tj.
Clev isn’t even 30 yet is he?
And yeah Lynn doesn’t automatically make the Dodgers the favorite to win the series but it would have been nice. Especially considering Clayton himself has had mixed success in the postseason. I wonder how much GMs actually think about that when they make trades? Marco Scutaro would have been worth 20 billion if they do, still hate that guy (jokingly).
imindless: Will Smith’s batting average is maybe the best example of why batting average is no longer important: Smith’s OPS is nearly .900, despite being under .200 for average. He’s averaging a higher exit velocity than Corey Seager(!) on balls in play, and he apparently chases out of the strike zone less than any other hitter in baseball. And he hits 9th most nights he plays.
Saying that Will Smith is actually fine is probably an understatement.
If the Dodgers lose they will get another chance at the playoffs next year with better odds at a non expanded field. The Rangers on the other hand continues to depreciate rapidly
JD needs to go!!! This was a piss poor effort to deal two pitchers at their peak, Minor last year and now Lynn this year. Now I’m sure JD will trade him for peanuts either in the off-season or next deadline when he has fallen off the rails like Minor did.
So sick of JD not making the necessary moves!
That’s good news
JD was asking for too much to try and make up for getting next to nothing for Darvish. Calhoun not enough for Darvish.
Also AJ Alexy, should be up this year. I’m fine with what they got for Darvish, he was a rental.
Jon Daniëls needs to be fired
JD is the worst GM in Major League Baseball. Dude had 1 successful rebuild and has drown this team ever since. Goodbye rangers, I’ll be back in 20 years when JD croaks and your hire a new GM.
Niceeeeeeeee. Padres can definitely take Buehler, Kershaw, May, Gonsolin and Stripling. Lynn would’ve made them scary.
A package including INF Michael Busch or RHSP Bobby Miller could be in the works
JD it would be worth the legal ramifications to punch you in the face – I’m so sick of this guy for the love of all that is holy can we please get rid of this guy….this was a no brainer
Way to go on not trading. already have a deep lineup and great farm why trade right now. All San Diego did is kill their farm system and just created a new team and with that many new guys probably won’t have great chemistry. Best part is dodgers have played against a few of the players they traded for and beat them.
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