Lucas Giolito - Potential Dodgers Trade Candidate
Giolito is the most obvious candidate. He's from California, the Dodgers need pitching, and he's an obvious/reasonable extension candidate. So far in 2023, he's regained his form after a disastrous 2022 and owns a 3.45 ERA, 4.21 FIP and 1.14 WHIP with 117 strikeouts in 19 starts (112.1 innings).
Michael Kopech - Potential Dodgers Trade Candidate
Let's stick with the pitchers. Kopech is controllable through 2025 and can certainly be a favorable addition to the Dodgers' rotation. Though he's struggled with walks and home runs this year (5.1 BB/9 and 1.8 HR/9), Kopech throws gas and has the classic fastball-slider combo the Dodgers love. He won't be cheap, but right now might be the time to buy if the Dodgers feel the price is right. After what you've seen from the back end of the Dodgers rotation, you'd take his 4.08 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 16 starts this year.