Dodgers: Four relievers that can fill Brandon Morrow’s place

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 29: Zach Britton (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 29: Zach Britton (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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3. Zach Britton

Zach Britton is the most talented guy in this slideshow and it is not even close. Don’t get me wrong, all of these guys on here are fantastic. Three of the Four, including Britton, have been all-stars before and all give the Dodgers tremendous help in front of Kenley Jansen. However, with that being said, Britton is simply a freak of nature.

The southpaw missed a good chunk of time last season due to injury and when he did return his stuff was not the same as it was in 2016. However, when healthy, Britton was the most reliable arm in the game and held the same aura of fear that strikes offenses with Kenley Jansen enters the game.

In that 2016 campaign, Britton was perfect on save attempts, 47 of 47, with a 0.54 ERA in 67.0 innings pitched. ZERO-FIVE-FOUR. Britton allowed four earned runs in an entire season of work. He arguably should have been the AL Cy Young and turned in one of, if not the, best seasons in closer history.

Despite this, his name has still surfaced in MLB Trade Rumors. He has been connected to the Los Angeles Dodgers before and could warrant a huge return for the Baltimore Orioles. With the playoffs likely nowhere in sight, the Orioles biggest trade piece to let go (aside from Manny Machado) is indeed Britton.

This is the same kind of move the Dodgers attempted to complete in obtaining Aroldis Chapman before the 2016 campaign. With all things considered, bringing Britton in as a setup guy would render the Dodgers virtually unhittable the last two innings of the game and would provide the best bullpen combination in MLB history.