Dodgers Rumors: Ranking the Best Trade Candidates
By Evan Shin
2. Justin Wilson
Since Britton and Hand seem to be off the market, Wilson is the best option at a late-inning, power lefty. Wilson would give the Dodgers another option to call on in the eighth inning and lighten the load for Baez. Aroldis Chapman wasn’t the best with the Cubs, but he did make an impact. Wilson could be that guy for the Dodgers. Him being left-handed also gives Dave Roberts the option of using him to get big outs in the late innings. Although, interestingly Wilson does better against righties than lefties.
Wilson would be number one on this list if he came over with Verlander and the Tigers ate some of Verlander’s massive contract. However, that doesn’t look likely as the Tigers aim to shed some of their larger financial entanglements. That being said, they will probably try to maximize the returns on their last enticing trade piece. Giving away top prospects is not worth a reliever who is eligible for arbitration after the season. One sign of hope for a worthy deal is that the Tigers traded J.D. Martinez to the Diamondbacks relatively cheaply.