Dodgers: Best Under the Radar Trade Options for the Pen

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ST PETERSBURG, FL – JULY 10: Sergio Romo #54 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches during a game against the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field on July 10, 2018, in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Yes, you read that correctly. Sergio Romo, the former Dodger who lasted all of 30 games with Los Angeles in 2017 before being DFA’d, is on the list. Romo has had a nice rebound from his tumultuous start to the 2017 season in his time with Tampa Bay and he has propelled himself into a nice place for teams like the Dodgers to acquire the 35-year old.

Romo has not done too much in 2018 which has worked to keep him affordable in terms of prospects for a team like the Dodgers. Romo owns a 3.74 ERA and a 1.269 WHIP across 43.1 innings. He has also started five games this year in the Rays’ new “reverse pitching” strategy.

A Romo-Dodger reunion is actually more likely than one might think as the Dodgers have already been rumored to be scouting the Rays pitching. The report from the LA Times said that a Dodgers scout was in Miami for the Marlins and Rays series where they watched a trio of Marlins and Romo.

Romo, like Oh, is a rental which should also drive the price down to dirt cheap.

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The Dodgers have work to do to make their bullpen postseason-ready. The question will remain, however, how cheap can the Dodgers keep their acquisitions but in terms of prospects and money.