Glasnow posted to his Instagram that playing for the Dodgers is his dream and that he is thrilled to play baseball in his home town.
A native of Santa Clarita, Glasnow attended and played baseball at Hart High School before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. He will now be one of the frontline starters for a Dodgers team that ranked 13th in baseball for team ERA.
As stellar as the Dodgers’ bullpen was in the 2023 season, especially in the second half, the team was without four relievers for the entire season, as Blake Treinen, J.P. Feyereisen, Jimmy Nelson, and Alex Reyes missed the entirety of the season.
Cary Osborne of Dodger Insider notes that both Treinen and Feyereisen will be ready before the beginning of spring training:
“Relief pitchers Blake Treinen and J.P. Feyereisen, who the Dodgers acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay last December but missed 2023 after shoulder surgery, were trending up as the season ended. Their offseason looks to be normal with both expected to be ready to go for Spring Training camp in February.”
In the last three seasons, Treinen has only appeared in a combined 77 games, 72 of them coming in 2021. When healthy, Treinen was one of the better relievers in the National League, as he posted a 7-6 record with a 1.98 ERA and a 214 ERA+ within that span.
Feyereisen hasn’t pitched since the 2022 season when he was with the Tampa Bay Rays. That year, Feyereisen didn’t allow a single run in 24⅓ innings, posting a 4-0 record while striking out 25 hitters and walking just five.
The Dodgers have already expressed interest in free agent Lucas Giolito, who spent the 2023 season with the White Sox, Angels, and Guardians. Jim Bowden of The Athletic lists his predictions for where players still on the free agent market will sign, predicting that Giolito will sign with the Dodgers:
“He needs to sign with a team with a strong pitching coach and analytics staff that will treat him as a reclamation project. With the right pitching plan, Giolito could rediscover what he had during his best years (2019-21). The Dodgers have had a lot of success with reclamation-project pitchers and they need veteran starters for their depleted rotation, so a one-year deal makes sense.”