Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers are essentially building a superpowered All Star Team. And yet, they are still a roster with holes.
One of the biggest holes is at the closer spot. The Dodgers thought they had fixed that issue after Kenley Jansen departed for the Braves when they acquired Craig Kimbrel. Instead, Kimbrel struggled just like he did with the White Sox, eventually losing the closer role and being left off the roster for the NLDS.
While a closer alone may not have stopped their disappointing early exit from the postseason, Diaz would fix one of the biggest needs on the Dodgers. As with the Red Sox, he would allow the Dodgers to set up the rest of their bullpen, putting those arms in positions where they are more likely to find success.
At this point, it is not a matter of winning the division. The Dodgers have been to the postseason every year over the past decade and have just one title – that one coming in the pandemic shortened 2020 season. Diaz may not be the only piece that the Dodgers need, but he can be a part of the solution.
The Los Angeles Dodgers need an answer for the ninth inning. Edwin Diaz would solve that problem.