Top 5 Free Agents the Los Angeles Dodgers Should Sign

Credit: Keith Alison/AP Photo

Credit: Keith Alison/AP Photo

Jordan Zimmerman

One issue the Dodgers have had is finding a solid third starter. In a playoff series against strong teams, you need to have three solid starters toeing the rubber for you. Brett Anderson and Mike Bolsinger are not what you want when your whole season is on the line.

This offseason the Dodgers have an opportunity to pick up a nice free-agent pitcher in Jordan Zimmerman. The former National will be flying under the radar this winter thanks to big names like David Price and Greinke. He will not be cheap, but again, the Dodgers have no issue spending money. Why not spend it on a talented, relatively young pitcher than can make the difference in a playoff series.

Zimmerman went 13-10 last season in 33 starts with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.205 WHIP. He pitched in 201 innings and struck out 164 batters while walking 39. The 30-year-old owns a career 3.32 ERA in seven seasons with the Nationals. He has gone 70-50 in that time. The Dodgers would be wise to acquire a starting pitcher of this ability just in case Greinke leaves. You can never have too much pitching and Zimmerman might be available for a decent price.

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