Pittsburgh Pirates: Four Potential Richard Rodriguez Trade Destinations
By Noah Wright
Los Angeles Dodgers
Despite going to the World Series and winning the National League pennant, the Los Angeles Dodgers will have to face the questions about their bullpen. Not only did they get inconsistent regular season performances, but they could also lose a handful of arms in free agency.
Kenley Jansen is no longer the dominant shutdown closer he was a few seasons ago. Although he isn’t an awful relief pitcher now, he’s fallen far from grace in the past three years. Him, Dylan Floro, Brusdar Graterol, Adam Kolarek, and Joe Kelly make for a solid bullpen, but the Dodgers could lose up to four arms that were a big part of the 2020 bullpen.
Blake Treinen, Pedro Baez and Jake McGee are all set to hit free agency. Lefty Caleb Fergurson will most, if not all of 2021 because of Tommy John surgery. These four combined for 81.1 innings last year
The Dodgers are going to have a handful of other players they probably want to lock down. Corey Seager is coming off an MVP-level season, so he could be an extension candidate. Cody Bellinger, Walker Buehler, Max Muncy and Julio Urias are all extension candidates. In the next two years, they could also see the departure of valuable players like Justin Turner, Joc Pederson, Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez as they will be free agents very soon.