Dodgers fans are patiently waiting for the big move to happen. One way or another, there should be a massive deal coming down the pipeline in the next 24 hours. That brings both wild anticipation and a whole lot of anxiety for fans.
The Dodgers’ interest in Nationals’ pitcher Max Scherzer is already well documented. Adding in a starting pitcher of that caliber would be wild and instantly make Los Angeles a World Series favorite. But their interest does not stop with Mad Max.
The latest report from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal is that another Nationals pitcher has drawn the Dodgers’ attention. Daniel Hudson pitched out of LA’s bullpen back in the 2018 season. But this year, Hudson is having an other-worldly season for the Nats.
Across 31 appearances, Hudson has pitched to a 2.20 ERA and 2.45 FIP. He has struck out 48 batters and walked 7 across 32.2 innings of work. His fastball is sitting at just over 97 mph on average which is bar far a career-high for him. The Dodgers adding him to the back end of the rotation could potentially be huge.
If the Dodgers really wanted to go big, they could try to land both stars. It would take a wild trade package and probably too much for Andrew Friedman to even consider, but it would be wild to see 2 needs filled with 1 big trade.