The Dodgers are always expected to be in on big names around the trade deadline. That comes with the territory of being one of the best teams in baseball that also features one of the best farm systems. That shouldn’t be any different this Summer.
With the loss of Walker Buehler, the likeliness that the Dodgers will add an arm or 2 only grows. They were already probably looking for arms to supplement the injured starting staff, but the injury makes it a little more urgent,
According to Bob Nughtengale, the Dodgers are going to be in the market for a starting pitcher soon. And there are a lot of names out there that they could look to go after.
The #Dodgers are expected to be in the market for a starting pitcher with Walker Buehler going on the IL and undergoing an MRI today with his elbow discomfort. They certainly have the trade chips with a loaded minor league system
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 11, 2022
The Dodgers have the pieces to move for an elite arm, especially to a rebuilding franchise with talent on their current roster. That might also include some expiring contracts. They could look to the Reds and Athletics, 2 teams that they have trade history with and that feature really good arms on their rosters.
So if they do want to make a move, there are guys available. Players such as Frankie Montas and Luis Castillo could be names for them to look at, though both righties would come at a premium cost.