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Dodgers Among the Teams Looking Into RHP Lance Lynn

The most coveted pitcher available has the eye of the Dodgers front office.



You can add the Dodgers to the list of teams interested in adding the service of Lance Lynn at the deadline. Major League Baseball has until noon on Monday for trade transactions to take place, and Los Angeles could potentially be making moves. 

Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman downplayed the notion that the team was seriously looking to make moves this week. Dave Roberts also echoed that sentiment earlier in the week calling the team he has very complete top to bottom. But the report that surfaced today suggested they could indeed be in on Lynn

It just so happens that the Dodgers are not the only NL West team looking into possibly adding Lynn. The Padres’ rotation has not been what they hoped, and adding an arm could be huge for them. 

Fans also might be wondering with all of the starting pitching the Dodgers have, why add Lynn? The short answer is that Lynn is more of a luxury, not a necessity. Ross Stripling had another rough outing on Saturday, marking the fourth straight start where he was unable to make it through the 5th inning. Stripling has allowed a total of 13 earned runs through his last 15.2 innings(7.47 ERA).

The Dodgers also had Walker Buehler go to the IL this week with a blister on his hand. Add in the fact that Julio Urias still has not fully found his groove, and you can see why they might consider the addition. 

 The price for Lynn would have to be reasonable though, and with the number of teams looking at him, don’t expect a move to be made by the Dodgers. Lynn’s peripheral numbers suggest that he could be a regression candidate, so do with that what you will. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. I don’t see why they would consider adding him at all. With Kershaw, Buehler, May, Gonsolin, and Urias plus Stripling when necessary they don’t need upper middling pitchers that cost a premium. If they feel they need pitching and they’re willing to pay big, they should only look at someone that moves the needle like Clevinger.

  2. I’d get him if the price isn’t unfair like it usually is. Stripling and Urias are too shaky and we all know about Wood. It be nice to have the extra playoff starter in case any of Kershaw Buehler May or Gonsolin aren’t up to the task under pressure

  3. Lynn is not the guy to be a difference maker in post season. Get a rental (Trevor Bauer), or pay the price for Clevinger, Brandon Woodruff (Brewers), Jack Flaherty (Cardinals), German Marquez (Rockies), or even Dylan Bundy (Angels). My guess, if Dodgers will include both Gavin Lux and Julio Urias in a package they can get Clevinger, or Flaherty. Woodruff can probably be obtained for Urias, Matt Beaty, and Dennis Santana. Go big, or stick with the current group of pitchers.

  4. I like the idea of getting him. I’ve lost trust in Stripling and Urias.Also they better get someone who can hit lefties because any good starting southpaw will shut them down.

  5. Do not trade Beaty, always puts good wood on the ball in his limited playing time and plays several positions! I don’t understand why Gonsolin isn’t in the rotation. Am I missing something. Again they are relying too much on the HR. It will not work in the playoffs! SMALLBALL! Seager is having a great year. A little hitting to the opposite field would make him an MVP candidate!

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