With rare exceptions teams don’t comment on waiver-wire transactions in August, which belies how common they are. As I noted above, everyone goes on waivers in August.
The reason is fairly simple.
Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
This quote from Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi was so overlooked, I completely missed it for two days. I only noticed it just now as I was going over notes for an off-day story. Here it is (words bolded for emphasis):
There were certainly conversations we had with teams where all of our players were at least asked for.
There you have it. If anyone reported that a Dodger player’s name came up in trade discussions this year, they were correct.
Literally every rumor was true.
And yet somehow, not a single player on the Dodgers’ active major league roster was traded. Amazing how that works.