Los Angeles Dodgers trade for Yu Darvish; make deadline a splash

Man, this was a huge day of moves for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Here’s what they added:

  • Traded for Yu Darvish
  • Traded for Tony Watson
  • Traded for Tony Cingrani

Most of all what they didn’t do – they didn’t trade prospects Walker Buehler or Alex Verdugo. That’s almost unbelievable. How in the world did they get the Rangers to pony up Darvish by only giving up Willie Calhoun?

The big one went down right at the deadline bell – with the official news of Yu Darvish to the Dodgers breaking after the 4:00 PM ET deadline hit.

There were a gazillion other moves today. Sonny Gray got dealt. Tim Beckham. Jeremy Jeffress. Brandon Kintzler. The Corpse of Joaquin Benoit. Francisco Liriano. Joe Smith.

But Darvish to the Dodgers, that Asian media and fan base; I mean holy shit it’s perfect! Hand them the damn trophy now please.