Dodgers Rumors: Ranking the Best Trade Candidates

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5. Addison Reed and Jerry Blevins

The Dodgers have expressed interest in the pair of Mets relievers. Addison Reed is the central piece in this potential deal, serving as a set up for Kenley Jansen. However, he’s a free agent after this season. Reed has a 2.63 ERA with 18 saves and only six walks in 48 innings. The Mets are already rich in starting pitching, so they probably won’t ask for the Dodgers’ most touted prospect, Walker Buehler. However, Reed is a free agent after the 2017 season.

Jerry Blevins would be a major plus to this deal. He’s the left-handed reliever that the Dodgers have been looking for. Lefties are only batting .173 against him, and he’s controllable through next year. The problem is the Mets aren’t keen on giving him away. The reason this deal is ranked last is that the Dodgers have better options they can pursue. If they want a reliable right-handed reliever, there’s always Pat Neshek (Since Neshek has been traded to the Rockies). Chances are the Mets will ask for one of the Dodgers better position player prospects, which a Reed rental would not be worth.

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