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Dodgers Interested in Relief Ace Felipe Vazquez

The Dodgers need some upper echelon bullpen help and could find it in Vazquez.

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 21: Felipe Vazquez #73 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at PNC Park on June 21, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

According to Jon Morosi, the Dodgers have their sights set on potentially acquiring southpaw closer Felipe Vazquez at this year’s trade deadline.

With the bullpen woes in Los Angeles, and Kenley Jansen potentially coming off the books next year, the Dodgers would be well-suited to take on a controllable elite reliever like Vazquez.

Vazquez is controllable through 2023 on a fairly team-friendly deal, especially considering the caliber of pitcher he is.

Moreover, Vazquez has enjoyed a 1.91 ERA this season with a 36.7 K% and 6.5 BB%, all elite marks.

The Dodgers are expected to pursue bullpen help from the likes of Giants’ Will Smith, Indians’ Brad Hand, and possibly Vazquez.

Vazquez should command a pretty penny in prospect capital and the Pirates are supposedly looking at long-term catching solutions:

It is fantastic to hear that the Dodgers are heavily considering bullpen upgrades at this time.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Seems risky to trade Ruiz at this pt., and though we have other good catchers further down the system they need someone closer to major league ready. Since we have so many other trade chips we need to either give them enough that they can trade for some other teams catcher or negotiate a three team deal.

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