Jul 18, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers Reportedly Considering Starting Pitchers Instead of Relievers in Trade

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Dodgers are looking at starting pitching upgrades, namely in the form of Blue Jays’ right-hander Marcus Stroman. The list alluded to most likely includes the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, Rangers’ Mike Minor, and Tigers’ Matthew Boyd.

With trade target Jake Diekman now with Oakland and off the market, the change in strategy makes a little more sense for the front office.

Stroman, 28, is in the midst of a solid season with a 2.96 ERA. The issue is that Stroman is posting just a 19.3 K% and is arguably not much of an upgrade over Ross Stripling and Kenta Maeda.

Stroman could benefit from a change of scenery, but an acquisition of a guy like Noah Syndergaard would make more sense for the club.

The Dodgers do need bullpen help regardless, and while it is believed that they will get it, the need may be indirectly address through the acquisition of a top-tier starting pitcher.

This is also a thought:

Hyun-Jin Ryu and Rich Hill are free agents at the end of this year.

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Written by Daniel Preciado


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