The Dodgers need to rebuild their bullpen. Over the last two seasons, the bullpen was touted as one of the best in baseball during the regular season, but it has consistently faltered late in the playoffs.
While the team has a plethora of arms that can throw multiple innings, they lack depth in terms of reliable late-inning relievers and matchup firemen. From Brandon Morrow to Kenley Jansen to Ryan Madson, Dave Roberts has had to overwork his veteran arms in the postseason, to the detriment of the team.
If the Dodgers want to compete for another title next season, they will need a new bullpen, restocked with a variety of different arms. They will need lefties, righties, flamethrowers and finesse guys and some level of clutch performance and playoff experience.
While the Dodgers are less likely to go after expensive relievers through free agency, there are a few veterans on the market that could provide low-cost options. And spoiler alert, they’re all former-closers.