The rich get richer. After signing Shohei Ohtani to a record-breaking $700-million contract over the weekend, the Los Angeles Dodgers have turned their attention toward the pitching market.
There've already been whispers that Japanese right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto is on LA's radar, but it appears as though one of the starters linked to the Cincinnati Reds has also piqued the Dodgers' interest.
Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic (subscription required) is reporting that Tampa Bay Rays starter Tyler Glasnow has emerged as a prominent Dodgers trade target over the last week. As the entire baseball world attempts to recover following Los Angeles' massive contract to Ohtani, it would appear that the Dodgers aren't done.
Dodgers threaten Reds' pursuit of Tyler Glasnow
The Cincinnati Reds have made some additions through free agency already this offseason. Jeimer Candelario signed a three-year pact, and the Reds added two pitchers as well in Emilio Pagán and Nick Martinez.
But Cincinnati is lacking a frontline starter. The Redlegs have been part of the Tyler Glasnow sweepstakes all offseason, but the $25-million salary that comes along with adding the right-hander has some fans questioning such a move.
Is adding a player like Glasnow, who's yet to eclipse 150 innings pitched in season, worth giving up a prospect or two and shelling out $25 million? Glasnow has the potential to be the ace of almost any ball club throughout the league, but his injury history is concerning especially given the cost to acquire the 30-year-old.
The Cincinnati Reds are also said to be in the mix for Dylan Cease and Shane Bieber, though initial reports of the Chicago White Sox asking price for their top-of-the-rotation starter could have Nick Krall changing his plans.
There are plenty of high-end pitchers available in free agency as well. Despite Eduardo Rodriguez signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery, and Seth Lugo are still on the open market.
The Reds may not be done adding to the roster this winter, but with Shohei Ohtani now off the market, free agency is about to heat up.