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.
Atlanta would receive minor league utilityman Hector Olivera from the Dodgers — who would reportedly pay all of the $62.5 million contract he signed in spring — as well as injured left-hander Paco Rodriguez, Single-A pitcher Zack Bird and a 2016 compensation-round draft pick from the Miami Marlins, currently 35th overall.
The Braves would reportedly pay some of Arroyo’s salary. The right-hander is on the 60-day disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery in July 2014 and isn’t expected to pitch in a major league game until next year.