The Dodgers will need to make a few moves to adjust to free-agent losses. Mainly, they will need to adjust to life without some of their bullpen guys that are hitting the market. Alex Wood, Pedro Baez, Jake McGee, and Blake Treinen are all out there testing the waters of free agency as of now.
The Dodgers could look to bring any number of those guys back, though a few seem unlikely at this point. Blake Treinen will probably get paid pretty decently by a contender in need of bullpen help, and the same can probably be said of Pedro Baez to a lesser extent.
The good news is that the Dodgers are already on the hunt for top bullpen talent. It was reported on Wednesday morning that they had already been in contact with and shown interest in left-handed reliever Brad Hand.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 25, 2020
Hand found himself in an interesting situation in Cleveland where he was very good, but they couldn’t afford him. The Indians declined Hand’s $10 million player option for the 2021 season making him a free agent, and possibly available to the World Series Champion Dodgers.
If the Dodgers could sign Hand, that would be a huge upgrade to their bullpen in 2021. Hand has shown that he can get out both right-handed and left-handed bats, and held opponents to a .169 batting average in 2020. He did not allow a homerun in his 23 appearances.
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