There is a very good chance that the Dodgers stay pretty still around the trade deadline this year. With so many aspects of their team already accounted for, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Andrew Friedman happy with where his team is at. The only area that they might look to improve is the bullpen.
But even there, they should have some guys coming off of the injured list to help out in the coming months. But if the Dodgers do want to go out and add a piece this Summer, they definitely have the assets to get a deal done.
MLB writers got together this week to list out each team’s best trade chip for the deadline this year. And for the Dodgers, they picked RHP Landon Knack. The number 7 overall prospect in the system is a little further along in his progression and could be very close to being big-league ready,
“His four-pitch arsenal is highlighted by his changeup, and command is one of his strong suits. The question, however, is if Knack’s injury history might impact his trade value; he missed a month at the start of the season due to a soft tissue injury and dealt with hamstring issues in 2021.”
Knack has yet to eclipse even 100 innings as a professional in the Dodgers organization. But the combination of stuff and command that he possesses could make him a very reliable starter in the big leagues, making him a great chip for Los Angeles if they want to move him.
But again, it all comes down to the need. If the Dodgers see a piece out there that they want, they will go and get them. If there is a bat out there worth a top(ish) prospect, maybe Knack will go. But getting a bullpen piece isn’t exactly something they would dish out a number 7 guy for.