May 2, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Stan Kasten speaks at a press conference to announce the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Guggenheim baseball management team at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Los Angeles Dodgers team president Stan Kasten told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that he wants fans to understand that his club is "going to be aggressive" this summer. While Kasten projected the Dodgers to be active as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches, he added that LA will not be reckless.
Dodgers scouts have told their rival counterparts that Kasten is telling his front office, "Get what you need and send me the bill," according to Rosenthal. When asked about it, Kasten didn’t seem to mind this rumor as he wants Dodgers fans to know their club will be aggressive.
With trade rumors beginning to heat up, LA has been in the news several times over the past week. Friday, Buster Olney of ESPN reported that the Dodgers were interested in adding position players this summer.
These rumors became more specified yesterday, as Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports speculated that the Dodgers could be interested in Boston Red Sox slugger Kevin Youkilis and Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion.