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Dodgers Rumors: MLB Insider Links LA to Jose Berrios

It is no secret at this point that the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to add starting pitching before the July 30 MLB trade deadline. The question at this point is: what caliber of pitcher will LA target? One of the big fish that is said to be available is Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher, Jose Berrios.

On Tuesday, ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan included LA in a list of teams that has the requisite pieces to put together a package for the two-time All-Star. We discuss if the Dodgers should look to trade for Jose Berrios, what the Twins asking price could be and who the LA might have to include to pull of the trade. Plus, would Berrios be a good fit for the Dodgers starting rotation?


Here’s what Passan had to say.

Berrios is the best of those. The teams that match up, then, are the ones in contention, looking for pitching and in possession of top-end young talent, good farm-system depth or both. That list isn’t very long: the Los Angeles Dodgers, Giants, Mets, Blue Jays and perhaps the Rays. The Los Angeles Angels certainly could use a pitcher of Berrios’ caliber. He’d fit the Yankees well, but they’re not inclined to part with their best minor leaguers.

The Twins have reportedly set a high asking price for the pitcher who is under team control through the 2022 season. In 19 starts, the 27-year-old has a 3.69 ERA in 114.2 innings this season. 

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Doug McKain

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    1. Dodger 1955, they may want catcher Ruiz in addition to a MLB player or 2. I’m not sure if I’d give them all 3 ya mentioned but certainly one of them could be moved. Lux is on IL so that might make him un tradeable.

      1. We should have brought up Ruiz to replace Barnes long ago. Barnes contributes nothing to our team and Ruiz can hit switch and run and is a much better defensive catcher than Barnes. Roberts continues to use Barnes more than he deserves.

  1. Trade Belli He has been this way for 2 years. Can’t fix something/someone who doesn’t try.

  2. Why doesn’t staff say how they’re working with Bellinger, what he is doing in response to their hitting miracle suggestions? Trying anything real? Or can’t they put him on an injured list and send him to a private batting camp somewhere, to fix him? Or don’t the Dodgers have any staffing resources that could take him on one on one, mentor him and say, ‘Hey, we’ll put you back in the lineup when it looks like you’re actually responding enthusiastically to really hit like when you mysteriously came up, initially, into MLB?’

  3. I’d easily trade Belli for a good pitcher or another closer. He is worthless now and was last year. Not interested in improving his craft…

  4. He’s said he wants to test the free agent market after next year. You just can’t give up Ruiz for a 1 1/2 year rental. Much better to score a fourth or fifth starter type to eat innings in the second half and not give up much for that.

    P.S.: why did we trade a decent AA prospect for a left-handed hitting defensive minded outfielder when we have RH hitting DJ Peters at OKC? If we are going to tolerate a light hitting replacement, at least have him standing on the proper side of the plate!!!!

  5. Barnes is a terrific defensive catcher, but I would get rid of him immediately. The Twins would want Ruiz. Can’t give up on Bellinger yet. He has a long way to go. The problem is that his swing is way way too long. Takes too much time to get to the ball. He needs to shorten up, at least until he starts hitting better. Watch Muncy, he is brilliant at the plate. Lux is too young to give up on. Besides, Seager is a free agent and if they cannot resign him, Lux is your shortstop. I am not sure who to trade for Berrios, but Beaty, Edwin Rios, maybe DJ Peters, and more. Maybe two minor league pitchers.

    *The Dodgers Must resign Chris Taylor!!!

  6. Were going to need more money for Taylor. Peters has a issue with closing his eyes in the box thus striking out all the time. Same with Rios. By the way is he still on the IL. He had a bad case of strike out blues. Maybe no pitchers for a trade

  7. Come on Dodgers you can do better than Berries, Scherzer is available. Let’s go for it if we’re going to trade. Also Jansen deserved to be booed at. He sucks, Urias pitched his heart out and Jansen blows it from the first batter. Shame on you for even using Jansen then. Poor decision.

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