Aug 2, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester (31) pitches during the second inning against the Kansas City Royals at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers never came close to acquiring Jon Lester, Andrew Miller

The Los Angeles Dodgers were looking like they might be high rollers at the non-waiver trade deadline this year but they ended up staying away from any major deal and are going to try and win the World Series with the roster of talent they have at the moment.

Folks around baseball were on pins and needles though to see if the Dodgers were going to make a move before the deadline passed. While they didn’t make a move, the baseball world wasn’t short on any Dodgers rumors as they were running rampant on Thursday afternoon.

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, despite there being rumors that the Dodgers were in on trades for Red Sox pitchers like Jon Lester, John Lackey and Andrew Miller, L.A. was never really all that close to acquiring any of them as the deadline neared.

And the Dodgers were never really in on Jon Lester or John Lackey but really wanted Miller and came close to giving Boston one of their best pitching prospects for him.

This flies int he face of a report the other day that stated the Dodgers were the runners up in the Andrew Miller trade sweepstakes. Miller was eventually dealt to the Baltimore Orioles, Lester went to the Oakland A’s and Lackey is now in St. Louis pitching for the Cardinals.

Let’s not cry too many tears over the Dodgers not acquiring pitching, as they still have one of the best staffs in the game and remain the team to beat in the NL.

Be sure to stay glued to FanSided’s MLB Rumors page to stay up to date with the latest action and rumbling from the baseball hot stove this trade season.

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