The Los Angeles Dodgers' season ended much sooner than anyone expected, as the team was swept in three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Fans are yearning for some kind of change after back-to-back NLDS disappointments.
With Dave Roberts sticking around, that change might have to be player-based. While there were several new players on the team last season, it might be time for the Dodgers to go out and get another big fish. After all, the team won the World Series in Mookie Betts' first season with the team.
The biggest prize this offseason is Shohei Ohtani in free agency, but what if the Dodgers also want to pull off a trade for an all-star? There are some conceivable options that could definitely head to LA this offseason.
The Dodgers can conceivably trade for Tyler Glasnow
If there is one team in the league that always trades players before they need to, it is the Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa Bay traded Blake Snell with multiple years left on his deal, and with Tyler Glasnow having one more year under contract, it might be time to say goodbye for Rays fans.
Trade speculation around Glasnow has already started this offseason, and he would be a welcomed addition to the Dodgers' rotation. Even if the Dodgers sign Ohtani, the team is going to need an experienced arm in 2024. Glasnow could be that guy and would be an excellent one-year rental.
Glasnow started just two games in 2021 and started 21 games in 2023 to the tune of a 3.53 ERA. That is naturally going to lower his value some but the hard-throwing right-hander is still an elite arm that the Dodgers absolutely would get the most out of. This isn't just adding more pitching depth. This is adding a legitimate ace to the top of the rotation.
Andrew Friedman has his ties to the Tampa Bay front office, and that could be enough to get a deal done. A package consisting of Michael Busch, one of LA's young pitching prospects, and a back-end top-30 prospect should be more than enough to bring Glasnow to LA.