A report recently surfaced stating that the Atlanta Braves could look into trading ace Max Fried. Dealing away a Cy Young candidate as a contending team is a rare course of action. But with uncertainties surrounding his future in Atlanta, the Braves could look to maximize his current value. And the Los Angeles Dodgers profile as a quality suitor for Max Fried.

Acquiring a superstar in his prime would prove to be a challenge. However, the Dodgers feature one of the better farm systems in all of baseball. Without further ado, here are the two primary seasons LA must trade for Max Fried.


Clayton Kershaw’s Dodgers future uncertainty 

The Dodgers re-signed Clayton Kershaw to a 1-year deal this offseason. But the Dodgers and Kershaw’s inability to work out a multi-year deal in back-to-back seasons is concerning. And with retirement rumors already plaguing Kershaw, adding a star left-hander such as Fried would provide a quality insurance policy.

Additionally, Walker Buehler is currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.