Madson is having a down year, so it seems like it would be a step sideways rather than forward. However, when he is on he can be dominant and maybe the Dodgers can bank on that. With the bullpen struggling the reward could be worth the risk.
Liriano is versatile, he can be used as a spot starter and also as a lefty specialist in the bullpen. We all know how much the FO loves versatility. Liriano is thoroughly past his prime but again, the reward could be worth the risk.
Another pitcher who is having a down year, but the Dodgers trust their pitching coaches and could be willing to take a chance on Reed and hope he can revert back to his old form.
I’m a huge Bryce Harper fan, just let me dream.