My Dream Offseason for the Dodgers

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4. Add some relief help

The bullpen has been one of the weak spots for the Dodgers over the last couple years. There’s no denying that, but last year’s bullpen was slightly less garbage.

The key parts of the bullpen showed promise. Obviously, when Chin-hui Tsao and Sergio Santos were coming into games, things didn’t go so well. But Yimi Garcia and Chris Hatcher both showed flashes of dominance when healthy, J.P. Howell was still dependable and Kenley Jansen was dominant. Those four should ideally form a solid couple innings of relief.

There’s still room for more, and bullpen help can come in different ways. The Dodgers are seen as a frontrunner for Darren O’Day, which despite his age and lower velocity, would be a great addition. Other free agent relievers like Tyler Clippard and Tony Sipp could also be interesting additions on the free agency front.

On the trade market, there is one name that has everyone excited: Aroldis Chapman. The actual baseball analyzing side of me thinks the Dodgers don’t need him. But the baseball fan side of me sees 103 on the radar gun and wants the Dodgers to trade everything for him.

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