The Dodgers season came to an end in the World Series for the second consecutive season. One big reason they faltered again was the collapse of the Dodger bullpen.
The Dodgers enter the offseason looking for ways to improve their roster. One area they need to improve is their bullpen. The Dodgers have gotten thrifty in the past and completed nifty deals for relievers like Scott Alexander and Dylan Floro. While both relievers were good during the regular season, the Dodgers needed more firepower when they made it to the World Series.
The Dodger bullpen posted a 5.48 ERA in the World Series and closer Kenley Jansen struggled once again when he was asked to complete two-inning saves. It’s fair to wonder how healthy Jansen was given his heart troubles but he had his velocity up in the mid 90’s. Jansen is at his best when he only has to pitch one inning yet the Dodgers kept running him out there for two. Here are some trade targets the Dodgers could pursue so they only have to use Jansen for one inning in the 2019 playoffs.