Dodgers ‘still in play’ for closer Edwin Diaz, per report

Jesse Reed
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have been rumored to be interested in New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz for some time, and that interest reportedly hasn’t waned.

Just days before the deadline, Andy Martino of SNY reports the Dodgers are “still in play for Edwin Diaz.

Danny Abriano of SNY provided a bit more context as to why a trade could work out between New York and Los Angeles for Diaz.

“Los Angeles has a deep farm system with mutliple blue chip prospects, making them a very good potential fit as a trade partner for the Mets on Diaz,” Abriano wrote.

The 2019 season hasn’t been kind to Diaz, or the Mets as a whole for that matter. However, Diaz was downright dominant last year (1.96/0.79 split ) as a member of the Seattle Mariners, and the thinking is that he might bounce back big time for a contender.

The Dodgers are clearly World Series contenders and could use an upgrade. Their current closer, Kenley Jansen, has saved just 25 games with a bloated 3.67 ERA this season.