Undeniably, the fit between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dellin Betances has been there. Recently the Dodgers were mentioned to be interested in the key reliever and former New York Yankee.
Now, Joel Sherman furthers that report with a little deeper update. Therefore, here is Sherman’s tweet from the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego:
#Dodgers among most aggressive on Dellin Betances. After not getting Cole pivot to high-end relievers coming off problematic 2019s. Already signed Treinen. If both hit dynamic pen, if 1 still good, neither LAD are out after 1-yr commitments.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 12, 2019
Indeed, Sherman says the Dodgers are among the most aggressive on Dellin Betances. Furthermore, this makes a great deal of sense.
While the Dodgers missed out on Gerrit Cole – and no one of that caliber exists on the market in the way of a starter – now the organization pivots. Next, they look to acquire as many high-leverage relievers as possible. Of course the thought process would be to fill the bullpen with high-octane arms to shorten the game when a starter exits.
Obviously to have a group compiled of several of these relievers in their best form would mean that a Dodgers’ starting pitcher would only need to go five or six innings on most nights.
Finally, the aggressive involvement on the Dodgers’ part towards Betances is exciting. Especially given the fact that it was Sherman who pointed out the Dodgers could be a fit a month ago, this report probably has solid legs to it.