Brad Hand (San Diego Padres) - A 2017 All-Star, Hand has been the most effective and consistent relief pitcher the Padres have had all year. Having a career year so far this year, Brad would become the setup man to Jansen. The Padres GM has already stated that for the Dodgers to land Hand, Verdugo would have to be going to the Padres in return. Seems like a high price for a pitcher who has had the best half of a regular season of his career to date. It would have to take a lot for the Dodgers to consider a trade like this. (i.e., Trade Market, injuries, etc.)
Zach Britton (Baltimore Orioles) - Trading a player like Verugo for a pitcher like Britton would have a little more upside than it would for Brad Hand. Zach has a lot better track record than Hand does. Britton has also been one of the best closers in the game for the past few seasons. Injuries have slowed him down some in 2017, but he has still been an outstanding closer for the Orioles. If the Dodgers were to pull the trigger on Britton he would most likely become the setup man. Essentially turning the Dodgers into one of the most potent if not the best in the game.
Andrew McCutchen (Pittsburgh Pirates) - With Andrew's unconvential season last year with career worst stats, this may be the year for the Dodgers to pull the trigger and acquire an All-Star type player to play right field. Puig has been very good this year defensivley and arguably one of the best 8th hitters in all of baseball. For a trade like this to happen, Dodgers would have to struggle out of the gate starting the second half of the season or injuries force the front office to make a move. If something does happen, this could be the perfect time for the Dodgers to buy in on one of the most solid baseball players in the game. Another thing to mention is in a deal like this Puig would probably also be included in a package back to the Pirates.
Yu Darvish (Texas Rangers) - Darvish may be available this year at the trade deadline with Texas so far back in the AL West standings. When Darvish is available may depend on the starting pitching market this year and if the Rangers are out of the wild card race sooner rather than later. Yu would be an "All-Star" caliber pitcher to add to the All-Star starting pitchers' Clayton Kershaw and Alex Wood. Darvish would be one of the best game three starters of all the teams to make the playoffs this year. With the return the White Sox got on Quintana from the Cubs, it seems the price for starting pitching is high this year. The Dodgers would seemingly have to give up a lot of prospects and most likely and MLB ready player to be able to get Yu Darvish on a plane headed for LA.
Do you think I got it right? Or do you think there are other players the Dodgers should go after? Let me know. Let's go Dodgers!