Trade Deadline: Welcoming new Dodgers & saying Goodbye to others

July 31 brings many emotions to baseball fans.   Anticipations abound along with frustrations, happiness & some sadness.  July 31_the Trade Deadline Is a time to say goodbye to some players and to welcome new ones. 

For the Dodgers the trades started on Tuesday night July 24, when the Dodgers acquired Hanley Ramirez  & Randy choate.

Hanley Ramirez

Randy choate

The next trade happened Monday night July 30, when the Dodgers got Brandom League from the Mariners  for  outfielder Leon Landry and right-hander Logan Bawcom.  Dodgers will use League in the seventh & eight  inning. 

 Brandom League

Here is a tweet from @BrandomLeague43:  “Excited to join Dodgers!!  Can’t wait to meet new teammates, have my OLD throwing partner back, and call LA my home!”    

Welcome Brandom League!

Dodgers got Shane Victorino back from the Phillies in exchange for Major League relief pitcher Josh Lindblom, starting pitching prospect Ethan Martin and a player to be named later or cash considerations.   Victorino returns to the Dodgers eight years later after he was lost to the Phillies in the Rule 5 draft.

 I can’t call Victorino “The Crying Hawaiian”  any longer.  We Dodger fans go from love/hate back to love relationship.

Jon SooHoo dug out this picture of Shane Victorino from 2004 back at Vero Beach.  Thanks Jon! 

Jon also ran into other pictures like this of Jonathan Broxton who went to the Reds.  Good luck Broxton. 

 @JoshLindblom made me cry with his tweets. 

We will miss you Josh on the Dodger team and your community work in Los Angeles.   Thank you, your wife and your Josh Lindblom foundation for your work with the Dream Center. 

Good luck to the Dodgers going to other teams and a welcome to all the new Dodgers

So to Recap:

Welcome                                           Good Luck

Hanley Ramirez                                 Lindblom

Randy Choate                                    Eovaldi

Brandom League                              McGough

Shane Victorino                               Landry

                                                                Bowcom

                                                               Ethan Martin

 pics from Jon Soo Hoo website http:dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com

1 Comment

Looks like the Dodgers made some solid deals, and should help their playoff push. Too bad my Tigers made one bad deal, and probably will be watching the post season on a couch because of it.
–Mike

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