Dodgers Trying Hard For Benoit

11:37am: The Dodgers are “fully in” on relief help and have the most interest in Benoit, tweets Sherman.

11:15am: The Dodgers are trying hard to acquire Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  Yesterday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported the Dodgers and Yankees were in on the 37-year-old reliever.

Benoit, who assumed the Padres’ closer role after Huston Street was traded to the Angels, has a 1.88 ERA, 10.7 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 0.63 HR/9, and 38.1% groundball rate in 43 innings this year.  He’s owed about $2MM more this year, plus $8MM in 2015.  Benoit also has an $8MM club option for 2016 that becomes guaranteed with 55 games finished in 2015, which likely wouldn’t happen with the Dodgers given the presence of Kenley Jansen.


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18 Comments on "Dodgers Trying Hard For Benoit"


Beersy
1 year 27 days ago

Good prospect hard or just salary relief hard, there is a big difference. Obviously Benoit will not bring back one of LAs big 3, but they better be willing to give something up.

sherrilltradedooverexperience
1 year 27 days ago

I think they’d be ok trading a sp prospect in their top 10 or a raw outfielder, i think they have two in the top 10 that isn’t pederson.

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
1 year 27 days ago

Padres need bats over anything

Scarr
1 year 27 days ago

If the Padres can’t swipe a top 10 prospect for Benoit, save him until the offseason. He’ll be a hot commodity in December

dlacsa
1 year 27 days ago

Benoit for Kemp. Nothing less.

lacal
1 year 27 days ago

Dream on.

Noah Eli
1 year 27 days ago

Benoit for Kemp and 100 million, maybe.

Beersy
1 year 27 days ago

I like it.

jeremy
1 year 27 days ago

no thank you you only want him because he been on fire since all star break.

sherrilltradedooverexperience
1 year 27 days ago

We have 2 Chris’. one is #5 prospect one is #8 both pitchers one R one L

jeremy
1 year 27 days ago

pads can have zach lee and maybe something else but nothing more then that

jeremy
1 year 27 days ago

lee and Schebler for benoit or is that too much to give up

Eli
1 year 27 days ago

This seems fair, although i would like to see those prospects go in a SP trade rather than relief help when we could just promote some young guys to bolster the pen.

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
1 year 27 days ago

How bout Kennedy/Benoit/Cashner for Peterson? Use Cash out of the bullpen so he doesn’t break.

Mike
1 year 27 days ago

An Ace, a number three starter, and a vet reliever with an ERA under 2 for a single outfield prospect. Totally.

True2lablue
1 year 27 days ago

Benoit for Ethier…Do it Ned!!

David Galvan
1 year 27 days ago

good idea

iedodgerfan
1 year 27 days ago

Benoit for lower level prospect. Thats it