Skip to main content

Buster Olney thinks the Twins and Dodgers will finish a trade for Dozier

There's report suggesting it's now or never for teams to trade for Brian Dozier.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Brian Dozier rumor mill is again churning strong with just two days left in 2016. The Twins don't have to trade Dozier, but ESPN's Buster Olney thinks they will end up making a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"My guess here is that the Dodgers and Twins finish a deal and that L.A. lands the type of right-handed slugger who can help improve their production against left-handed pitching," Olney wrote Friday, via ESPN Insider.

Olney's guess came just hours after La Velle Neal III of the Star Tribune reported that the Twins are asking teams to present final offers for Dozier.

At this point, the Dodgers appear to be the only team with a chance to get Dozier, based on reports saying the Giants don't have the prospects while the Braves, Nationals and Cardinals are on the outside looking in, if interested at all.

Ten days ago Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports believes the Twins will take a major risk by going into the season with Dozier. His value is the highest it's ever been right now, and if he struggles at all in 2017 his value will drop.

The guy the Twins are believed to be in line to receive in a deal with the Dodgers is right-handed pitching prospect Jose De Leon. Rosenthal writes:

"De Leon, as an upper-level pitching prospect, represents the most valuable currency in the sport. The Dodgers are set to use that currency to fill the one remaining void in their lineup, whether it’s with Dozier or someone else."

That's the latest on the Dozier drama. We'll keep you updated when something fresh breaks.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-17 at 8.31.42 PM

Flash flooding as torrential rain hammers Cambridge

Flooding and damage from a non-severe storm Wednesday evening.

Screen Shot 2022-08-17 at 4.02.18 PM

Minneapolis nonprofit celebrates anonymous donor's $1.5M gift

Appetite For Change is building sustainable, local food systems in North Minneapolis.

police lights

On the lam since 2007, suspect in MN murder case arrested in Florida

The suspect is one of three men connected to a fatal drive-by shooting on St. Paul's West Side.

Deer on road

Motorcyclist in collision with deer dies from injuries

The 55-year-old from Princeton died at a hospital a day after the crash.

U9GqW_wM

Burnsville approves measure that will make its landfill much taller

The expansion will increase the landfill's allowable height by an additional 268 feet.

michael carbo

Northern MN man found guilty in 1980s cold case murder

Nancy Daugherty was found dead in the afternoon hours of July 16, 1986.

Red Ox Cafe

Breakfast spot in Ham Lake closes after decades in business

The business posted an announcement on its front door.

Screen Shot 2022-08-17 at 1.43.04 PM

St. Paul man killed partner, himself while their 5 kids were home

St. Paul confirmed the double shooting on Tuesday evening was murder-suicide.

Kids competing in USA Mullet Championships

Minnesota, Wisconsin kids competing in USA Mullet Championships

The contest is divided into kids and teens divisions.

ATV

One killed after being trapped under UTV near Alexandria

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the victim died at the scene.

image

What's in the Inflation Reduction Act signed by President Biden?

How the nation's biggest climate law will reduce emissions.

Patrick Henry High School

Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis will get new name

A school board meeting was held this week, discussing what's next going forward.

Related

Buster Olney thinks the Twins and Dodgers will finish a trade for Dozier

There's report suggesting it's now or never for teams to trade for Brian Dozier.

Report: Twins, Dodgers staredown over Dozier will end any moment

If the Dodgers don't increase their offer, Brian Dozier will likely open the season with the Twins.

Report: Twins, Dodgers staredown over Dozier will end any moment

If the Dodgers don't increase their offer, Brian Dozier will likely open the season with the Twins.

The trade sending Brian Dozier to the Dodgers is dead

Remember all of those trade rumors involving Brian Dozier and the Los Angeles Dodgers – well forget them.

The trade sending Brian Dozier to the Dodgers is dead

Remember all of those trade rumors involving Brian Dozier and the Los Angeles Dodgers – well forget them.

Reports: Twins and Dodgers are still discussing a Brian Dozier trade

Just because you haven't heard much about a Brian Dozier trade this week doesn't mean the teams are done talking about it.