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Dodgers Rumors: LA Showing Interest In Right-Handed Hitting Mets Outfielders

The MLB trade deadline is just a few days away and the Los Angeles Dodgers have made quite a few moves already, bringing two former Dodgers back to the organization, shoring up their starting pitching depth, and acquiring a speedy, contact-hitting shortstop by trade.

But even though LA has already acquired some names already, they’re still in pursuit of another right-handed hitter — and the franchise is interested in two New York Mets.

The Dodgers have shown interest in Mets outfielders Mark Canha and Tommy Pham, per Pat Ragazzo of Sports Illustrated.

Both are right-handed hitters, but the two have very different profiles.

Pham has shown power throughout his career, while Canha is more of a contact hitter with speed, similar to Amed Rosario, whom the Dodgers traded for earlier this week.

One key area when it comes to which one of the duo the Dodgers could potential trade for, is their ability against left-handed pitching.

The Dodgers have historically had troubles against southpaws and that trend is continuing this year, as the team is hitting just .232 vs. left-handers in 2023.

Cahna is slashing just .217/.342/.380 against lefties this year, while Pham’s putting up a much more impressive slash line of .253/.340/.506.

Both Cahna and Pham are set to be free agents at the end of this season, so neither would be a long term investment for LA. And even as impressive as the Dodgers lineup has been, they could always use more depth with the stretch run approaching.

Either one of the two current Mets would be a solid addition, but if it came down to a choice between them, Pham seems like the better option given both his power over the life of his career and his relative proficiency against left-handed pitching compared to both Canha and the Dodgers as a whole.

We’ll see what the Dodgers do between now and Tuesday afternoon’s deadline, but LA may end up bringing a Met to the west coast in short order.

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Matt Wagner

Matt Wagner was born and raised in southern California, and he lived there before moving to Colorado and getting his B.A. in Communications from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2022. He relocated back to southern California in 2023 and is looking forward to covering the Dodgers again here at Dodgers Nation. Some of his past work is in Bleacher Report, Dodgers Tailgate, and, most recently, Colorado Buffaloes Wire. Aside from writing, you can probably catch him petting the nearest dog or eating some good Mexican food.

One Comment

  1. Ughhhhh …. I will take a hard pass on both , especially Pham. Reminds of the chatter last year about possibly picking up Trent Grisham. Move on

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