1. Los Angeles Dodgers
Of course, the Los Angeles Dodgers are a natural fit for Brandon Morrow next season. After all, the Dodgers are the team that took the chance on Morrow and turned him into one of the best relievers in the game. Morrow has something special going on in LA with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and he may take familiarity and contention over a larger payday.
While the Dodgers would not pay him as much as another team might for him to close ball games, Los Angeles will definitely raise his salary from the one-year deal he signed for 2017. Morrow and the Dodgers agreed upon a one-year, $1.25 million contract with Morrow beginning the season in the minor leagues. Now, Morrow likely can make upwards of $5 million.
That is a pretty penny for a reliever that will act as the setup man for the Dodgers, but they need him. The once reliable Pedro Baez crumbled late in the season and the Dodgers are losing trade piece, Tony Watson. Although the likes of Adam Liberatore and Yimi Garcia are returning, the Dodgers could use another dominant arm to throw in the eighth inning.
While the Dodgers would be okay without Morrow next season, bringing him back in the fold ensures that the team will have another great bullpen. Both sides have worked together nicely to this point and that partnership may just continue.