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Morning Marquee: Meetings move from Cubs blue to Dodgers Blue


After making the big news on Wednesday morning with the late signing of Jon Lester, the Chicago Cubs have relinquished control of the meeting over to the Los Angeles Dodgers. New president of operations Andrew Friedman was a busy man Wednesday evening, with several noteworthy deals being reported.

The Dodgers made two separate deals with the Angels and Marlins, sending second baseman Dee Gordon, starting pitcher Dan Haren, and cash considerations and infielder Miguel Rojas to the Marlins, receiving four young players in return and moving the key piece of the deal, left-handed starter Andrew Heaney to the Angels for second baseman Howie Kendrick.

It’s also being reported that the San Diego Padres have acquired Matt Kemp and pitcher Tim Federowicz as part of a five-player deal. Yasmani Grandal and Joe Wieland, as well as a minor-league pitcher will head to the Dodgers. Los Angeles is also sending $31 million to the Padres, meaning the deal would need to be approved by the Commissioner’s Office. It was unclear if the deal was a three-way deal, or simply between the two division rivals.

The Dodgers are also closing in on a deal with right-hander Brandon McCarthy, although the report is not yet confirmed. With Haren headed to Miami, McCarthy would be expected to slide in to the fourth spot in the rotation. Last year between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers he went 10-15 with 4.05 ERA.

Here are more from yesterday’s meetings:

‘Dee Gordon, Dan Haren traded to Marlins in 7-player trade’ – Lasorda’s Lair

‘Matt Kemp traded, Era ends’ – Lasorda’s Lair

‘Dodger’s flip Heaney to Angels for Kendrick’ – Lasorda’s Lair

‘Dodgers close to agreement with Brandon McCarthy’ – Lasorda’s Lair

‘Goodbye Jimmy Rollins’  – That Ball’s Outta Here