Dodgers: Reliever trade targets that would bolster LA’s bullpen

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Will Smith #16 as Dave Roberts #30 look on after pitching during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park September 24, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Will Smith #16 as Dave Roberts #30 look on after pitching during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park September 24, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – JULY 20: Alex Colome #48 of the Chicago White Sox pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays in the 11th inning of a baseball game at Tropicana Field on July 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Alex Colome

Colome is a former Tampa Bay Ray like Andrew Friedman so there would be no scouting report necessary to know what the Dodgers would get in him.  The White Sox are rumored to be talking Joc Pederson with the Dodgers and Colome makes $10.3 million in 2020 and will be a free agent after next season.  Due to his salary and contract length, he could match up well with Joc Pederson in a potential deal.

One concern with Colome is that he throws a cutter over 60% of the time and that may be too many cutter throwing relievers at the end of games.  Regardless of that, Alex Colome had a very good 2019 season with nearly identical splits on his average against.  Lefties hit .190 against Colome while right-handed batters hit just .192.  He converted 30 of 33 save opportunities this year and would give LA a true backup plan if Jansen’s struggles continue.