You're going to hear plenty of trade rumors swirling around the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason, with 90-95% of those likely to be patently exaggerated. However, any and all Dodgers news or rumors surrounding these next 3 free agents are at least worth some of your attention. Here's our list of 3 Marquee Free Agents The Dodgers Could Actually Sign This Offseason.
RHP Johnny Cueto
One of three starting pitchers on this list (which gives you an idea of where the Dodgers' heads will be at), Cueto's been spotty at best since being traded to Kansas City. However, he's still an ace with a crafty changeable delivery that gives hitters fits. His health record knocks him down a few pegs, but there's only a few pitchers in this game who can perplex the same batter in four-straight at-bats with differing movement on the same pitches. His World Series Game 2 complete game is indicative of what he can do when he's got all of his secondary stuff working and he keeps the ball down. The Dodgers' first priority will be to re-sign Zack Greinke to a long-term deal, but they're still flush with enough cash to add a third front-line starter to the mix.
LHP Scott Kazmir
Kazmir will be the free agent steal of 2016 -- a veteran lefty whose price will be driven down by a history of shoulder problems and a late swoon during the 2015 season. Make no mistake, though. Kazmir is a crafty control pitcher who continuously posts sterling strikeout-to-walk ratios and goes on month-long binges where he looks like the best pitcher in baseball. He may not be the exact definition of "marquee," but he'd be a fantastic #3 option for Los Angeles in the rotation.
LHP David Price
"Playoff David Price" and "Regular-Season David Price" haven't been the same person quite yet during his career, but he's still an in-his-prime lefty who's atop the ace heap and tops out almost every metric you can dream of for a #1 pitcher. Expect him to challenge, if not surpass, Max Scherzer's seven-year megadeal from last offseason. With as much money as he's going to command, the Dodgers are one of only a handful of feasible destinations for him. He's likely the biggest reach on the countdown, considering the value Los Angeles can find elsewhere at 60-70% of the cost. Regardless, the Dodgers can't be ruled out.Back to the Los Angeles Dodgers Newsfeed