The Dodgers trade talks officially reached a boiling point in the “Hot Stove League.” (See what I did there?) Shortstop Jimmy Rollins and pitching prospect Andrew Heaney are headed to Los Angeles after the team completed two separate deals Wednesday.In the day’s earlier trade, CSNPhilly.com reports the Phillies sent 36-year-old veteran Jimmy Rollins to L.A. in exchange for two young pitchers, whose names haven’t been released yet. Rollins was the team’s al-time hits leader, which is just shocking to consider. Rollins was also first in doubles and stolen bases, as well as being second all-time on the Phillies in games played, extra-base hits, doubles and total bases. He’ll be a stopgap veteran option for the Dodgers, as they await highly touted shortstop prospect, Corey Seager.
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Most recently, the Miami Herald reports that the Dodgers traded SS Dee Gordon, who no longer had a position to play, and pitcher Dan Haren to Miami. L.A. got back highly touted pitching prospect Andrew Heaney from the Marlins, along with three other players.
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Heaney was 0-3 with a 5.83 ERA in 29 1/3 innings last season, but the lanky lefty was a top 30 prospect in the majors heading into this season, and a trade to the Dodgers should make the 23-year-old a very interesting sleeper pick in Fantasy Baseball drafts this season. With Haren gone, he has an opening in the Dodgers’ rotation waiting for him.
The craziest thing in all of this is that the Dodgers don’t look like they’re close to being done.
sources: Kemp blockbuster to padres "has legs." other scenarios exist, but kem/grandal-plus in play. http://t.co/8H82WZy1FU
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