Unless the Dodgers are able to sign Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg, the team will likely look into re-signing Hyun-Jin Ryu. Which teams might try to lure him away from LA?
The Dodgers will likely join the many teams that make a run at Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. How serious they intend to be about pursuing either remains up in the air but there is a much greater chance that they try to keep Hyun-Jin Ryu in Los Angeles. Not only is Ryu rumored to be looking to stay in Los Angeles where is comfortable, but the Dodgers still need one more veteran starter to eat innings and Ryu could do that if healthy.
Just as Hyun-Jin Ryu would make a lot of sense for the Dodgers if they fail to land Cole or Strasburg, there are several other teams he would be a nice backup plan for. Without draft pick compensation attached to him this time around, Ryu should garner plenty of interest from other clubs.
There are also several teams looking to contend that will not be able to spend the amount of money it would take to land Cole or Strasburg. Ryu will be a great fit for this type of club. Here are the teams that could attempt to lure Ryu away from Los Angeles.