The Los Angeles Dodgers were rumored to be involved the David Price trade talks and seemed to be trying to put together a deal at the last minute to acquire him.
That never happened, but what did happen was the Dodgers were in on another top pitcher on the market and finished as runners up when it came to nearly acquiring him. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Dodgers were just behind the Baltimore Orioles with their trade offer for Andrew Miller but were ultimately outbid.
The Dodgers were the runner-up on Andrew Miller.
— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) August 1, 2014
Adding Miller to the bullpen would have been a really interesting addition for the Dodgers, as it wouldn’t have bolstered the rotation at all, like acquiring Price would have, but it would have given them a killer arm out of the pen.
Los Angeles hasn’t been to the World Series in over a quarter century, and while adding Miller isn’t a sure-fire fix for L.A., it certainly would have made their pitching strength even stronger.
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