Los Angeles Dodgers
This may start to seem repetitive at some point, but a lot of these trades are going to be focused on starting pitchers the Halos could acquire. Ross Stripling has worked both out of the bullpen and as a starter during his time with the Dodgers, but could be made into more of a full-time rotation piece of trades away to a team who needs him more.
The Dodgers simply haven’t needed Stripling to be a constant in their rotation due to an abundance of pitching talent. And even when they lose Hyun-Jin Ryu (a perfect fit for the Angels) in free agency, they have Dustin May and other prospects to fill the void.
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In this deal, sending Jaime Barria as a cost-controller arm for years to come makes sense in return for Stripling. Obviously a one-for-one deal wouldn’t be fair, so I added in two prospects in Jahmai Jones and Kevin Maitan.
These players were thrown in for a specific reason. The Dodgers have needed infield depth for years and years, and maybe they can unlock the potential in Jones. Maitan, in a similar way, maybe needs a fresh start somewhere. And there’s no better place for a new start than the Dodgers, who seem to be the best at turn bronze prospects to gold.