Dodgers: 3 Orioles players LAD should consider trading for
By Kristen Wong
1. Tanner Scott
Yes, there’s another bullpen arm on this list because yes, LA needs one. Or two. However many they’re willing to pay for, actually.
Tanner Scott is, on paper and on the field, less desirable than, say, Richard Rodriguez, but he’s one of the more available relievers, and he’ll be there if the Dodgers make a last-gasp move at deadline.
Scott currently holds a 3.10 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 29 innings. He’s got a solid 144 ERA+. The problem? 27 walks in those 29 innings, which has translated to a concerning 1.59 WHIP.
But lefties who touch triple digits are always in demand, and it looks like Baltimore is more than willing to talk about a deal. His career-long control issues won’t make him a cornerstone piece for Baltimore (or any rebuilding team for that matter), but with the right coaching, he could turn into a productive bullpen arm for a team with a deep unit.
Scott doesn’t offer the Dodgers complete security. They won’t be able to put him in a late-inning situation and not have the urge to bite their nails. He’s a guy who could drive a team mad with his inconsistency or dominate the mound with a raw skills that scouts drool over.
He’s a wild card, for sure. But if the Dodgers plan to gamble at trade deadline, offering a modest we-know-your-worth package for Scott could be sweet deal in the making.