3 waiver trades fans wish Dodgers could make in 2023

The waiver trade deadline no longer exists ... but it's fun to think about.
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New York Yankees: Wandy Peralta

Wandy Peralta hasn't been great this year ... but he's worlds better than any left-hander the Dodgers have in their bullpen at the moment. Between Caleb Ferguson, Victor González and Alex Vesia, the bullpen is in big trouble come the postseason when a gauntlet of lefties step to the plate in the later innings.

The introduction of Ryan Yarbrough has been refreshing, but his role is as a bulk reliever and not somebody who's going to come in to get three outs. While New York Yankees fans have been frustrated with Peralta this year, he's still been lights out against lefty hitters -- they're batting .108 with a .391 OPS against him. Can't argue with that.

Many were surprised the Yankees didn't sell the left-hander at the deadline since he's set to become a free agent after the season. New York is going nowhere fast, and the least the front office could've done was sell off expiring assets to get something in return and clear paths for younger players that could use some experience on the field before 2024.

Now that the Yankees are flirting with sinking into the depths, maybe they would've considered getting rid of more than just Peralta in mid-August.