Andrew Friedman's Dodgers Trades - The Complete List

Howard Cole

Ooh, we're gonna have fun with this one, aren't we Dodgers fans? Andrew Friedman's Dodgers trades - all of them - in one place, posted this morning by the always clutch MLBTR.

It was October 14, 2013. Days after Don Mattingly's Dodgers had fallen to the Cardinals in the National League Division Series - with a rather big assist from Joe Kelly - and change was in order. Out with the old general manager, Ned Colletti, and in came Andrew Friedman, the 37-year-old baseball man, lured from the Tampa Bay Rays with a brand spanking new five-year $35 million contract.

Six division titles and two pennants later, an organization completely transformed and about to field what looked to be the finest of Friedman's seven clubs in Los Angeles. He'd called the his new man, Mookie Betts, "the best player I have ever traded for and probably ... [and] the best player I ever will trade for." Then COVID-19 and the best laid plans of mice and men.

With plenty of time to digest the POBO's accomplishments, grade the deals one by one or as a whole. Whatever you like. Remember, this is trades only; not free agent of any or an other kind of transaction. But please feel free to mention anything you like in the comments section below. Everything counts.

Here it is, the complete list on L.A. trades from October 14, 2013 to the present, cut and pasted from MLBTR, links included:

2014-15 Offseason

2015 Season

2015-16 Offseason

2016 Season

2016-17 Offseason

2017 Season

2017-18 Offseason

2018 Season

2018-19 Offseason

2019 Season

2019-20 Offseason

Best: Betts, David Price and Brusdar Graterol to L.A., Kenta Maeda to Minnesota and Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs and Connor Wong to Boston.

Biggest steal: Chris Taylor for poor Zach Lee.

Most unfortunate: Josh Fields for Yordan Alvarez.

OK, everyone. Now it's your turn. Lemme know what you think.

And remember, glove conquers all.

Howard Cole has been writing about baseball on the internet since Y2K. Follow him on Twitter.

Comments (19)
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Donniedeporte
Donniedeporte

The 2014 15 season trades and then the Chris Taylor trade seems to bave built the utility players and depth for the 2 world series runs recently. Be nice to see the fruit blossom from this years Boston trade though.

Blue Hawk
Blue Hawk

With the exception of a few good utility players not much there. Betts/ Price for Verdugo (back) and a bag of balls could have turned out to be the best steal to date. Too bad we will never know. (most likely)

Gillyking
Gillyking

My bad... overlooked the Yordan Alvarez loss.

Gillyking
Gillyking

The only losses (or traded aways) that I may have wanted to keep were Verdugo and Downs. I don't see any other losses that matter to me. Since I didn't want to RENT Betts, that deal didn't set right with me. One non discussed issue with Verdugo and what made him expendable may have been his lack of maturity and basic behavior characteristics, but that kid has a shot at stardom if he figures out the maturity thing. Downs.. has plus speed, could play 3 IF's, will hit for avg and power. Would have loved to see him in Blue for a decade.
AF is a master at culling the 'also rans' from his organizational depth. Kudo's AF

SenorTortas
SenorTortas

It was 2014. Friedman came in after the Dodgers got knocked out by the Cardinals in 2014, not 2013. Coletti lost his job that season because 1.)the large contracts that didn't justify their value and 2.)his failure to upgrade the bullpen at the trade deadline when Andrew Miller was available from the Red Sox.

gxn
gxn

Andy also traded away Travis d’Arnaud for $ in 2019.

BTsunoda
BTsunoda

I think the low response rate to your post is because there really haven't been that many contracts that have had significant negative financial consequences (e.g., Andruw Jones) or a disastrous trade like Pedro Martinez. That may change with David Price.

Ericmonson
Ericmonson

While I completely agree with your choices, I'd like to throw in the David Freeze get as a great move.

But I have to admit that, as a minor league watcher, I saw several guys go that made me wince at the time. And virtually none of them hurt us.

DougM56
DougM56

The AJ Ellis one for me is still a head scratcher....

DodgerBlue1
DodgerBlue1

Other than the Yordan Alvarez deal, not too many bad ones. Overall a solid B+.

Linkmeister
Linkmeister

What's interesting is that very few of the guys he traded away have played in the majors for their new teams or anyone else. Kemp, presumably Verdugo, but I don't see too many others.


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