Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Yu Darvish

The best team in baseball just got a little bit better as of Monday afternoon. In the biggest trade deadline move thus far, The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired marquee started Yu Darvish along with relievers Tony Watson from the Pirates and Tony Cingrani from the Reds which came via a different trade.

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The Dodgers made this move and did so without giving up any of their top three rated prospects. In exchange for Darvish, they gave up No. 4 rated prospect Willie Calhoun along with No. 17 prospect pitcher A.J. Alexy and No. 27 Infielder Brendon Davis.

“I think it will definitely be an emotional boost for the team, although it’s hard to say they need it,” said Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi, who added that he wasn’t sure when Darvish would start or when the three players would join the club, which spent Monday traveling to Atlanta.

Regardless of when the newly acquired players arrive in Los Angeles, this move by the Los Angeles Dodgers sends a message to the rest of the league: They are going for it all and trying to take home their first World Series since 1988.

While Darvish is not having his best year to date, he is still one of the most dominant pitchers in the league. This year, he has totaled a 6-9 record with a 4.01 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. He will join an already very talented starting rotation in Los Angeles alongside Clayton Kershaw, Alex Wood, Rich Hill, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Kenta Maeda and Brock Stewart. One of the ladder most likely will be bumped out of the rotation with the acquisition of Darvish.

In addition to adding Darvish to this already talented rotation, he also serves another purpose and that is filling in for Kershaw while he deals with his lower back strain which he is projected to be out for a little over a month.

The Los Angeles Dodgers currently are in first place in the NL West and hold a comfortable 14.0 game lead with a 74-31 record.

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