Dodgers: 3 Chicago Cubs that LA needs to acquire at the deadline

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 16: Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 16: Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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Craig Kimbrel, Dodgers
DETROIT, MI – AUGUST 26: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Chicago Cubs (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

1. Craig Kimbrel

After a few years where he looked nothing like his old self, Kimbrel has righted the ship, as he has allowed just two earned runs all season long in order to give himself a 0.51 ERA. The unhittable All-Star with the blazing fastball we saw in Atlanta, San Diego, and Boston is officially back.

Kimbrel would easily net the most for Chicago out of all their pitchers, and there is no such thing as having too many great relief pitchers in the modern game. A combination of Kenley Jansen and Kimbrel at the end of games could officially give Dodgers wins as soon as the eighth inning comes around.

Craig Kimbrel would make the Dodgers bullpen unhittable.

Jansen was recently sporting a robust 1.45 ERA, but his last two appearances have seen seven runs cross the plate while his ERA has more than doubled to 3.05. Jansen is still a quality reliever despite what has happened in the last week, and there wouldn’t be a better setup man in the game if the Dodgers make a Kimbrel trade happen.

Kimbrel is not going to come cheap, as some of LA’s more prized prospects will have to be sacrificed in order to get him in Dodger blue. We’re talking about that Michael Busch/Kody Hoese tier, assuming Keibert Ruiz and Josiah Gray are untouchable. If the Dodgers can come to terms with giving up that haul, Kimbrel would revolutionize that bullpen.

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