While the Los Angeles Dodgers roster is loaded heading into a potential 2020 season, there are always areas where they could get better.
If the 2020 season could be played in a literal bubble, that is, beyond protecting players from the coronavirus pandemic, there could be a way to keep everyone healthy from baseball-related injuries, the Los Angeles Dodgers roster wouldn’t need much improvement from outside of their organization.
However, the opposite will probably be true: if the 2020 season is played, players will likely face higher risk of injury as they adjust to new routines and a compressed schedule after several months of being stuck at home.
This could be especially true of pitchers.
In the first of a series, we will identify players who could become available on the trade market in 2020, and evaluate who could help the Dodgers improve their roster in their quest for an elusive modern-day championship.
Our first article in the series focuses on relief pitchers. One position where you can never have enough options is in the bullpen.
If Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman needs to add reinforcements to his staff his season, either to improve performance or replace an injured arm, there are a few key names to consider.