It is no secret at this point that the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to add starting pitching before the July 30 MLB trade deadline. The question at this point is: what caliber of pitcher will LA target? One of the big fish that is said to be available is Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher, Jose Berrios.
On Tuesday, ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan included LA in a list of teams that has the requisite pieces to put together a package for the two-time All-Star. We discuss if the Dodgers should look to trade for Jose Berrios, what the Twins asking price could be and who the LA might have to include to pull of the trade. Plus, would Berrios be a good fit for the Dodgers starting rotation?
Here’s what Passan had to say.
Berrios is the best of those. The teams that match up, then, are the ones in contention, looking for pitching and in possession of top-end young talent, good farm-system depth or both. That list isn’t very long: the Los Angeles Dodgers, Giants, Mets, Blue Jays and perhaps the Rays. The Los Angeles Angels certainly could use a pitcher of Berrios’ caliber. He’d fit the Yankees well, but they’re not inclined to part with their best minor leaguers.
The Twins have reportedly set a high asking price for the pitcher who is under team control through the 2022 season. In 19 starts, the 27-year-old has a 3.69 ERA in 114.2 innings this season.