4 relievers the Dodgers must trade for to solve bullpen woes

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Brent Suter

Perhaps the best of all the options on this list is Brent Suter, but he's going to come at a much higher price. Not only do his numbers warrant a larger prospect return than the other players on this list, but the fact that he plays for the rivaled Colorado Rockies might increase the ask even more.

The Rockies aren't going anywhere this season, and trading Suter to the Dodgers as an expiring contract doesn't really change the trajectory of the franchise. But there's always an in-division tax, especially for the Dodgers. Los Angeles is going to have to pay more than other teams if they want to bring Suter in.

And it might just be worth it, as Suter has completely ignored the fact that he's playing at Coors Field and has quietly been one of the best relievers in the entire sport this season. The 33-year-old southpaw is sporting a 1.91 ERA and 1.09 ERA in 37.2 innings pitched this season, and that's with Coors Field inflating his numbers. Suter has a 0.47 ERA on the road this season.

He would be an absolute menace at Dodger Stadium with a solid defense behind him. While he may not strike out a lot of batters, he very rarely allows hard contact and essentially would be a much better version of Scott Alexander from five years ago.

Suter ranks in the 99th percentile in average exit velocity, hard-hit rate and barrel percentage. He ranks in the 89th percentile in expected batting average and the 97th percentile in expected slugging percentage. All with a wonky delivery that sees him throwing his changeup a career-high 28.6% of the time.

What makes Suter such a great addition on paper is his ability to pitch to both sides of the plate. The days of southpaw specialists are over and Suter is someone who has not only proven to pitch well to right-handed batters, but has actually been better against them this season. Lefties have a .648 OPS against Suter while righties have a .477 OPS.