Los Angeles Dodgers
Ah, the trade that wasn't. Scott Harris had a deal with the Dodgers that would have sent Eduardo Rodriguez to LA, but E-rod nixed the deal at the last minute. We may never know what the Tigers would have gotten in return in that deal.
However, maybe Harris and Andrew Friedman could restart those conversations. Start with a different player — preferably a player that doesn't have a no-trade clause in their contract.
The Dodgers ranked 20th in baseall in starter ERA this season. Most of that had to do with the majority of their rotation being on the injured list. Walker Buehler, Tony Gonsolin, and Dustin May all missed significant time this season. And then to add insult to injury, Julio Urias decided to be a bad person again. The Diamondbacks jumped all over their makeshift rotation in the playoffs.
Gonsolin is expected to miss most, if not all of 2024. May and Buehler will likely pitch at some point, but who knows if they'll anywhere close to where they were pre-injury. The Dodgers need more pitching, and they have a great farm system with lots of young bats. I think we have a winner.
Harris will have to be careful, because Friedman is very crafty, but this seems like a very good pairing. It almost worked at the deadline. Let's see if it can work at the Winter Meetings.