In their pursuit of Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper the Dodgers made one trade offer that was never consummated.
While it’s unclear when the Dodgers made their offer, they did offer outfielder Yasiel Puig for the 26-year-old Nationals slugger. The Dodgers were among many teams interested in Harper prior to the July 31st trade deadline.
No trade for Harper was completed and the Nationals chose to ride out the season with Harper despite not making the playoffs.
The Nationals had put Harper on waivers in August and the Dodgers were the first to claim him but no deals were ever reached and the Nats pulled Harper from waivers and kept him in order to receive a first round compensatory pick when they ultimately lose him in free agency.
While Harper would have provided a boost to the Dodgers offense, Puig had a solid 2018 season and provided a crucial 3 run homer in the sixth inning of game 7 against Milwaukee in the NLCS that elevated the Dodgers to their second consecutive World Series.