Dodgers: Starting Pitchers to Acquire via Trade

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Another young right-handed ace could be an option here. Especially considering the Braves farm system got depleted prospects due to the mishandling of the international free agency and the MLB brought the hammer down on them. They could be looking to refill those gaps left by the sanctions and Teheran could be used as trade bait. The Dodgers have a plethora of prospects they could offer for Teheran.

Matt Harvey

He has not been what the Mets expected. After a tremendous start to his career, he has sort of fell off a cliff. With a logjam of starting pitchers for the Mets, they may be willing to unload him for next to nothing.The concern here would be his age and his contract. But Harvey is the perfect candidate to benefit from a change of scenery. With a pitching coach like Rick Honeycutt, Harvey could return to form and his elite level.

Ervin Santana

He is not the same pitcher he used to be, but he has still been productive. Santana could be another veteran in this rotation that could help stabilize it. He is under contract for 2018 and has a club option in 2019 which the Dodgers will likely reject if they acquire him, so he’d be a one-year rental and would not cost much at all. He offers a good deal of upside with strikeout stuff. I like to think of him as a Yu Darvish-esq option.

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The Dodgers could use another reliable starter on the staff. If it is not Arrieta or Darvish, they should stay away from other overpriced free agents. They should do this and look to improve through trade. All of these players would help, and they have all shown flashes of brilliance at one point or another. They could help the Dodgers get over the hump.

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