Edwin Diaz – Seattle Mariners
The Mariners recently announced that they are looking to tear things down and go through a rebuild. While starter James Paxton is one nice trade piece, their best asset might be closer Edwin Diaz. Diaz had a career year in 2018 posting a 1.96 ERA to go along with a .160 opponent’s batting average. While the save statistic can be a bit misleading, it’s still impressive that Diaz saved 57 games this last season in 62 opportunities.
The Dodgers would have to part with a nice package of prospects to acquire Edwin Diaz since he is under team control for four more seasons through the 2022 season. At only 25 years old next season, Diaz could give the Dodgers a filthy combo at the end of games with Diaz and Kenley Jansen. When Kenley Jansen’s contract is up in a few more seasons the Dodgers could have their successor in Edwin Diaz. While the prospect price is high, Diaz is a sure bet and that is what the Dodgers need at the end of games next October.