Dodgers: Three Underrated Relievers Still Available

ATLANTA, GA - JULY 27: Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers calls to the bullpen after removing Clayton Kershaw #22 from the game in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on July 27, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 27: Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers calls to the bullpen after removing Clayton Kershaw #22 from the game in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on July 27, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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ATLANTA, GA – JULY 27: Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers calls to the bullpen after removing Clayton Kershaw #22 from the game in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on July 27, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

With many of the star relievers off the board at this point in the offseason (besides the uber-expensive Craig Kimbrel) the Dodgers are running out of familiar and popular bullpen options to add to the roster.

While the Dodgers’ roster seems relatively set, the front office will not be able to pass up some of these bargain bin relievers if their price continues to deflate as we approach Spring Training.

With Adam Ottavino and David Robertson, two of the most desirable big-name relievers available this offseason, off the board, these discounted additions could be what makes or breaks the Dodgers playoff push in 2019.

In this article, I’ll get into three relievers who could provide surplus value in 2019 based on their depressed costs. They are not show-stoppers and are not as big as the names I mentioned in earlier articles (even though I still would love to see Bud Norris in Dodger Blue next season), but they still are viable MLB relievers, who in most cases have had as much or even more regular season success as Joe Kelly in recent years.

I tried to focus on experienced, right-handed relievers since the Dodgers seem to be set with lefties like Julio Urias, Scott Alexander, and Tony Cingrani all likely to provide 30+ innings next season for the Dodgers bullpen. I also did not emphasize playoff experience, partially because most of the free agent market lacks playoff innings.

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