The Dodgers have been indirectly linked to the services of New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz, according to the Buster Olney of ESPN.
Dodgers continue to focus on high-end relievers, and Edwin Diaz would be a really good bet for them — if L.A. landed him, you can bet the Dodgers would have strong ideas about how to get him back in ’18 mode. He’s pitched better lately.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 24, 2019
The Dodgers’ main focus at this deadline is to acquire upper-tier relief help and Edwin Diaz would be an ideal candidate.
Diaz was traded in the off-season from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Mets alongside Robinson Cano. On the season, Diaz holds a 3.06 DRA and is striking out 35.5% of batters this season.
Last year, Diaz had one of the best seasons for a relief pitcher in MLB history, posting a 1.77 DRA and striking out 44.3% of batters with a whopping 57 saves. He is just 25 years old and is amongst the most feared relievers in the sport.
The Dodgers would be smart to take a look, but beware that the cost of Diaz may start with a prospect of the caliber like catcher Keibert Ruiz with strong secondary and tertiary pieces attached.
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