Trade Rumors: Dodgers Interested In Mets RHP Edwin Díaz

As we are now roughly 6 days away from the July 31st trade deadline, there is word that there is yet another reliever that is reportedly on the Dodgers’ radar.

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Dodgers have expressed interest in Mets right-hander Edwin Díaz.

Díaz, 25, is 1-6 with a 4.81 ERA, 3.50 FIP, 1.42 WHIP, and a 61/13 K/BB ratio in 39.1 innings this season. He is also 22-for-26 in save situations. While Díaz’s numbers this year might not be all that impressive, Díaz is only a half-season removed from a year in which he posted a 1.96 ERA, 1.61 FIP, 0.79 WHIP, and a 124/17 K/BB ratio in 73.1 innings and was 57-for-61 in save situations.

In my opinion, Díaz is a guy that if the Dodgers could acquire him and get him back to being the pitcher he was in 2018 with the Mariners he would not only give the Dodgers an elite setup man but would change the whole dynamic of the bullpen.

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