5 trades that should happen when the MLB lockout ends

Aug 8, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson (28) during the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 8, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson (28) during the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sean Manaea to the Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been a part of the MLB postseason since 2013. However, as the NL West has gotten much better, they need to work to keep that streak going.

Part of that involves filling out the rotation. While Walker Buehler and Julio Urias are a great start, they are the only sure things to take the ball right now. Clayton Kershaw is a free agent, Trevor Bauer’s fate is still yet to be determined, and neither Andrew Heaney nor Tony Gonsolin should be trusted on a team with playoff aspirations.

Manaea can change the narrative quickly. He is the type of pitcher that the Dodgers need to bring in, even if Kershaw does return. Even if he can be somewhat inconsistent at times, he would be a perfect fit in the middle of the Dodgers rotation, giving them that buzzsaw of a rotation they will need to keep up with the Giants and Padres.

It certainly helps that the Dodgers have an incredibly deep farm system as well. Not only are they at the top of the payroll lists, but they have the prospects needed to go out and land the players needed to supplement the roster. That will make a major difference for a team such as the A’s, especially as they look to land players that are close to ready to make an impact in the majors.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers need to find another piece for their rotation. Sean Manaea could be the answer.