Dodgers nearing Tyler Glasnow blockbuster (paired with ironic Randy Arozarena IG)

Wild Card Series - Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game One
Wild Card Series - Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game One / Megan Briggs/GettyImages

The Dodgers, in desperate need of some postseason dawg in them, reached desperate measures this offseason when they awarded Shohei Ohtani with the richest contract in professional sports history, deferring huge chunks of it into the future to lower the AAV and help spur more spending in the present day.

Next stop, the trade market and the pitching free agent pool. With Walker Buehler helming the rotation after rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and very few sure things behind him, the Dodgers need rotation help in the worst way. Free agent sensation (and reported Dodger fan) Yoshinobu Yamamoto visited on Tuesday, though he has plenty more meetings to take before he sleeps.

In the meantime, while the Dodgers await word, they appear to have taken drastic action with a blockbuster trade that could still expand?

LA is reportedly discussing a deal for Tampa Bay Rays ace Tyler Glasnow and utility outfielder Manuel Margot, in which they would surrender controllable starter Ryan Pepiot and outfield prospect Jonny Deluca. Details of the trade have yet to reach the finish line ... but the discussions appear to have Randy Arozarena intrigued?

Dodgers Rumors: Tyler Glasnow trade, Randy Arozarena Shohei Ohtani Instagram post sparks curiosity

Glasnow, an ace when healthy who's rarely all the way healthy, represents a "go for it" move with considerable risk. He spun 120 high-quality innings in 2023, but clattered to the finish line once more, allowing four runs (three earned) in five innings in a Wild Card round loss. The erratic righty has eclipsed 100 innings just once -- last year -- since 2018, and comes with a price tag of $25 million ($15,175,000 against the luxury tax) next season.

Late Tuesday night, when rumors first started to circulate, somehow Randy Arozarena got himself involved in the proceedings, too, with an Instagram post that had fans wondering whether he was going to get added to the package.

You can view the post here. It's simple. Either he's happy for his friend and competitor Shohei Ohtani and wanted to relive his WBC glory days from all the way back in March, or he's coming to the Dodgers. Sorry. No middle ground.

Stay tuned for when the pieces get finalized and we can turn our attention back to the market to see who else wants to join Ohtani and power across the finish line for a Dodgers team that needs a galvanizing playoff run (and soon).