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Dodgers Rumors: LA Linked to 2 Big Name Relievers as Trade Deadline Targets

Since every contender wants pitching help, the prices for it will be expensive at the trading deadline. Both Brandon Gomes and Andrew Friedman assure Dodger fans their favorite team will be aggressive at the deadline trying to fill their favorite team’s needs.

According to MLB insider Mark Feinsand, the Dodgers have been linked to both Scott Barlow of the Kansas City Royals and David Robertson of the New York Mets. While LA’s bullpen has been performing better of late, the club could still use some relief help, particularly if they can’t acquire a starter.

Recently, Barlow had two rough outings, but the opposition can’t hit him hard. While he has control problems, he strikes out batters at an elite rate. He has no fear since he belongs to Omaha Storm Chasers, a good characteristic for a reliever.

The Mets don’t know yet if they want to move either Max Scherzer or Justin Verlander, but they probably will move Robertson. The Dodgers, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Tampa Bay Rays reportedly have shown interest in the 38-year-old right-handed reliever. He is a free agent at the end of this season. Since the Mets lost their closer during the World Baseball Classic, Robertson has had opportunities as a setup man and closer, and he has excelled in both roles.

The Dodgers could use either Barlow or Robertson to bolster their bullpen and help them win another National League Western Division title. The Dodgers might obtain another reliever and neither of these.

This week, the front office has already shown a willingness to make moves that improve the roster on the fringes with the deals for Kiké Hernandez and Amed Rosario. A trade for a reliever would be the next logical move for Andrew Friedman and company.

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