Grade the Dodgers at the non-waiver trade deadline (poll).

The Dodgers had a busy day Monday, acquiring Josh Reddick, Rich Hill, Jesse Chavez and Josh Fields in four separate trades. Click on each player’s name to learn more about him.

No trades involved top prospects Julio Urias, Jose De Leon, Cody Bellinger or Alex Verdugo, all of whom drew interest from other teams. Yasiel Puig remains a Dodger too, even after the club told his representatives they would try to trade him — or option him to Triple-A today if they couldn’t.

Columnist Mark Whicker believes that impatient fans are likely to be dissatisfied with Monday’s trades. What say you?


Note that all MLB teams can use the rest of this month to trade players via the waiver process, too. Chase Utley was placed on waivers before he became a Dodger last August; Adrian Gonzalez became a Dodger after the Boston Red Sox placed him on waivers in August 2012. The grade is inherently incomplete, but let’s just focus on Monday for now.

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Poll: Should the Dodgers consider trading for Aroldis Chapman?

NASHVILLE — Let’s not plead ignorance. Many facts have been laid bare — for us and for the Dodgers — about Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman‘s role in a domestic dispute in October.

In case you missed it: Yahoo! Sports reported last night that Chapman fired eight gunshots in his garage in October after arguing with his girlfriend, who alleges that Chapman placed her in a chokehold. MLB is investigating the facts to determine if they fall under the league’s domestic violence policy. Click on the links. There are a lot of facts there.

Since many of you have chimed in on social media about all of this, here’s your chance to vote.

The question isn’t whether or not the Dodgers should trade for Chapman. That question inherently depends on what Cincinnati is willing to offer in return — even if the price is a sack of baseballs at this point, we can’t say for sure. The question is, should the Dodgers be even discussing the terms of a Chapman trade with Reds, knowing what we all know?


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Poll: Do you agree with the Dodgers’ decision to let Zack Greinke go?

Zack Greinke has signed a six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, reportedly worth $195 $206.5 million. Magic Johnson said that Greinke was the Dodgers’ number-one priority as recently as Tuesday, but the co-owner acknowledged that an “off the charts” offer could change things.

No baseball player has ever received a higher average annual value than the reported $32.5$34.42 million going to Greinke — the literal definition of “off the charts.”

Simple question: Do you agree with the decision to let Greinke walk?


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