Dodgers: Best Under the Radar Trade Options for the Pen

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Justin Verlander
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Justin Verlander /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 25: Justin Verlander /

The Dodgers have already done their big spending for the deadline in their acquisition of Manny Machado. The team parted ways with five prospects, a few of which were blooming into serious talents, and added someone in Manny who will affect the team’s financial standing. That trade will ultimately change the team’s approach for any remaining moves they make prior to the July 31 deadline. Thus, under the radar options from the around the league are quickly becoming the most viable.

The Dodgers will go for bullpen help. With Kenley Jansen working as the team’s best reliever, the drop-off from him to the next best player is significant, as Scott Alexander and Daniel Hudson have not consistently proven their reliability in the late innings.

The bullpen has also dealt with injuries. Tony Cingrani has gone down with a shoulder problem twice this year and has not appeared in a game since June sixth. Pedro Baez, Josh Fields, Yimi Garcia, Dennis Santana, and the yet to appear, Tom Koehler, are also currently on the shelf.

So, with a need for bullpen help at large, the Dodgers could look to these under the radar arms from around the league to solve the problem.