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

Dean Evason

Tempers flare as Wild hammer Canadiens

Montreal was anything but polite after the Wild picked up an 8-2 victory.

Blaine VFW video screengrab crop N West Twitter

Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault

Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.

TajPharmaImages WIkimedia Commons ivermectin

COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds

The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.

Screen Shot 2022-01-24 at 3.48.57 PM

Suspect crashes into Minneapolis snow plow, fires shots at plow driver

The plow driver was pulled to the side of the road when the incident happened.

cold Minneapolis

Coldest day of the winter is possible this week in Minnesota

An air temp of -30F isn't out of the question too far from the metro.

polley freeborn county jail roster jan 2022 resize

District fires school counselor accused of sexually assaulting student

He's been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct.

Moorhead family

Authorities pinpoint source of CO that killed family of 7

The victims, all members of Hernandez-Pinto family, were found dead in a Moorhead home.

polymet mining

Court issues mixed ruling on PolyMet, orders more analysis on water permit

The court, however, overruled several challenges to the permit.

SPPD Kua person of interest 01-24-2022

Police release images of woman driving stolen Audi that had puppy inside

It's not clear whether she was involved in the vehicle theft.

J R Jones - Anoka County Jail 2021.10.16 - Resize crop

Fatal hit-and-run driver can avoid prison time with plea deal

He was charged with striking and killing a 56-year-old who was walking her dog.

Screen Shot 2022-01-24 at 11.21.49 AM

Alex Rodriguez: 'I'm not a Packers fan'

He was at Lambeau screaming "Cheese!" and "Let's go!" during the playoff game against the 49ers.

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.