Dodgers Interested in Relief Ace Felipe Vazquez

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.

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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.