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Trades for Dodger Pitching

By Jesus Wood
Jun. 08, 2017

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We are almost half way through the season and The Dodgers have a 2.70 ERA, 2nd best Pen in the league and #1 in the National League. There's no real urgency to add arms, but anything to strengthen the pen would be great. The acquisition of Romo has not panned out as of yet, almost as if the League figured out he throws that slider 90% of the time and even though Hatcher has pitched the most innings by any relief pitcher, he remains consistent at being inconsistent giving up runs and leads as usual. Here are some trade options from struggling teams while the Dodgers look to replace and bolster the pitching.

Out

Hatcher (33) 1 Year $1.25 MM
29.1 innings - 4.30 ERA / 1.30 WHIP
30 Hits / 8 BB / 15 runs / 34 K's

Romo (34) 1 Year $3 MM
18.2 innings - 6.41 ERA / 1.34 WHIP
17 Hits / 14 Runs / 8 BB / 21 K's

Maeda (29) 8 Years $25 MM
48.1 innings - 5.21 ERA / 1.28 WHIP
48 Hits / 31 Runs / 14 BB / 46 K's

American League

Rangers

This team took a gamble on Hamels and payed off, but he is no longer the desired pitcher as he once was. The Dodgers will have to add valuable assets to make this trade happen and it will include a dependable 2nd Ace.

Yu Darvish (Right) - (30) Currently owed $11 MM expires end of 2017
74.2 innings - 3.13 ERA / 1.19 WHIP
58 Hits / 26 Runs / 31 BB / 80 K's

Andrew Cashner (Right) - (30) Currently owed $10 MM expires end of 2017
58.1 innings - 3.39 ERA / 1.42 WHIP
55 Hits / 24 Runs / 28 BB / 25 K's

Matt Bush (Right) - (31) Under Team Control 2018, currently owed $544,920
19.2 innings - 1.37 ERA / 0.97 WHIP
14 Hits / 5 Runs / 5 BB / 21 K's

Tigers

The Central is very weak and even though Detroit is in the running for first they do not stand a chance in against the Yankees or Houston if they were to make the post season and Verlander is in the twilight of his career.

Michael Fulmer (Right) - (24) Under Team Control 2018, currently owed $551,900
75 innings - 3.00 ERA / 1.11 WHIP
67 Hits / 27 Runs / 16 BB / 59 K's

Shane Greene (Right) - (28)Eligible for Arbitration 1 in 2018, currently owed $550,600
27 innings - 1.67 ERA / 1.07 WHIP
18 Hits / 5 Runs / 11 BB / 32 K's

Alex Wilson (Right) - (31)Eligible for Arbitration 2 in 2018, currently owed $1.75 MM
25.1 innings - 2.49 ERA / 0.99 WHIP
19 Hits / 10 Runs / 6 BB / 15 K's

Mariners

Houston is running away with the West and Seattle needs help to keep up. They can sell in bulk or trade piece by piece, either way they have some assets in pitching that can help them rebuild, slightly.

James's Paxton (Left) - (28)Eligible for Arbitration 2 in 2018, currently owed $2.35 MM
43 innings - 1.26 ERA / 0.93 WHIP
29 Hits / 7 Runs / 11 BB / 51 K's

James Pazos (Left) -(26) Under Team Control, currently owed $536,500
25.1 innings - 2.49 ERA / 1.14 WHIP
20 Hits / 9 Runs / 9 BB/ 31 K's

Nick Vincent (Right) - (30)Eligible for Arbitration 2 in 2018, currently owed $1.325 MM
23.2 innings - 2.28 ERA / 0.97 WHIP
19 Hits / 6 Runs / 4 BB / 17 K's

Royals

After their Championship runs the team split up and they ran out of gas. Projections have the Royals trading away their star 1st baseman, but they have some good pitchers they can leverage to acquire some needed help.

Jason Vargas (Left) - (34) Currently owed $8 MM, will be UFA 2018
69.1 innings - 2.08 ERA / 1.10 WHIP
60 Hits / 17 Runs / 16 BB / 54 K's

Mike Minor (Left) - (29) Currently owed $4 MM, will bump up to $10 MM 2018
28.2 innings - 2.20 ERA / 0.91 WHIP
19 Hits / 7 Runs / 7 BB / 30 K's

Orioles

They will be building around Machado, but in order to do that they need to start improving and demonstrating he will be the focal point of the organization by beginning to do so immediately.

Dylan Bundy (Right) - Currently owed $1.64 MM is under Team Control 2018
76.2 innings - 2.93 ERA / 1.13 WHIP
66 Hits / 24 Runs / 21 BB / 53 K's

Mychal Givens (Right) - (27) Currently owed $546,000 and is under Team Control 2018
28 innings - 2.89 ERA / 1.18 whip
23 Hits / 9 Runs / 10 BB / 27 K's

National League

Pirates

The Pirates are in a no win situation with McCutchen and the current roster, it's time they start selling.

Ivan Nova (Right) - (30) Currently owed $7 MM will increase to $8.5 MM by 2018 and 2019
77 innings - 2.92 ERA / 1.08 WHIP
77 Hits / 25 Runs / 6 BB / 40 K's

Juan Nicasio (Right) - (30) Cureently owed $3.65 MM will be UFA 2018
25 innings - 1.44 ERA / 1.04 WHIP
19 Hits / 4 Runs / 7 BB / 24 K's

Felipe Rivero (Left) - Currently owed $564,500, under Team Cotrol in 2018
28.2 innings - 0.63 ERA / 0.80 WHIP
17 Hits / 6 Runs / 6 BB / 30 K's

Braves

We have to thank the Braves for Alex Wood. The Braves always have depth in the farm system and sometimes over look their current roster and sell cheap.

Jaime Garcia (Left) - (30) Currently owed $11.5 MM will be UFA 2018
62.1 innings - 3.18 ERA / 1.25 WHIP
51 Hits / 29 Runs / 27 BB / 40 K's

Jose Ramirez (Right) - (27) Currently owed 1 year $536,000 is under Team Control in 2018
23.2 innings - 2.28 ERA / 0.89 WHIP
14 Hits / 7 Runs / 7 BB / 20 K's

Arodys Vizcaino (Right) - (26) Currently owed $1.5 MM will be in Arbitration 3 in 2018
24.1 innings - 2.22 ERA / 0.95 WHIP
15 Hits / 7 Runs / 8 BB / 29 K's

Reds

It's been 4 years since the Reds were above .500 and they are not getting any better.

Raisel Iglesias (Right) - (27) Currently owed $3.5 MM and is under contract through 2020
28.1 innings - 0.64 ERA / 0.95 WHIP
15 Hits / 3 Runs / 12 BB / 32 K's

Wandy Peralta (Left) - (25) No information
24.1 innings - 2.96 ERA / 0.95 WHIP
15 Hits / 8 Runs / 8 BB / 28 K's

Drew Storen (Right) - (29) Currently owed $3 MM and will be UFA 2018
24 innings - 2.25 ERA / 1.21 WHIP
20 Hits / 8 Runs / 9 BB / 20 K's