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Dodgers Rumors: Insider Predicts LA Loses Key Reliever This Offseason

The Dodgers could say goodbye to Ryan Brasier.

The Dodgers have no shortage of questions facing them as the offseason nears. With five days after the conclusion of the World Series to decide what to do with their many free agents, now is the time to ponder what the Dodgers roster will look like going into Opening Day.

Reliever Ryan Brasier had a monster season for the Dodgers. After a subpar start to 2023 with the Red Soz, in which Brasier let up 17 earned runs in just 21 innings, the 26-year-old turned things around after being signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Across 39 appearances, Brasier held a 0.70 ERA and had 10 saves. He proved an effective middle reliever with the potential to close out games if needed. Unfortunately, his first season in Dodger Blue could be his last.

The longtime Boston pitcher's contract will expire in the offseason and the Dodgers will have a decision to make. As an aging pitcher, Brasier will likely hop on the best available contract that spans a few seasons. Southern California News Group's J.P. Hoornstra thinks the Dodgers will not extend the offer Brasier might be looking for.

“I think when you’re at that point in your career — roughly mid-30s — you get a multi-year offer, you take it. And I don’t know that the Dodgers are willing to extend themselves on a multi-year deal on Ryan Brasier, especially when you have the option on Joe Kelly who hasn’t been as healthy but basically fills the same role. ... I think Brasier is going to have a multi-year offer [somewhere else] and I think when the Dodgers think about their priorities, with respect to Shohei Ohtani and the starting pitchers that they’re looking at, those guys take top priority," Hoornstra told Dodger Nation's Doug McKain.

(Via Dodgers Nation)

Filling holes in the starting rotation will likely be a higher priority for LA as they look to move on from a disastrous postseason.