After recently signing Alexander Guerrero, the Dodgers decided to decline the options on both Chris Capuano and Mark Ellis on Thursday afternoon. With the Dodgers looking to reach the World Series next season, there might be a plan to acquire both David Price and Masahiro Tanaka during the off-season according to multiple sources.
According to GammonsDaily’s Peter Gammons, there’s a possibility the Dodgers can acquire both Price and Tanaka without giving up their number one pick and slot money. First, they would likely have to trade Corey Seager, Julio Urias, and a couple prospects in order to get Price. Second, the Dodgers would post $80 million for Tanaka.
While many teams are interested in both players, the Dodgers could potentially have a rotation with four number ones and a number two to go along with Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Price and Tanaka. However, if the Dodgers were to trade for Price, they would need to fill holes in the farm system.
With the off-season fully underway, these rumors will continue with all the money the Dodgers are willing to spend. Chances are the Dodgers will attempt to acquire at least one of the pitchers depending on if they want part with their young talent.
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