According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Dodgers' quest for another arm to add to the rotation will come down to the Chicago Cubs' Ryan Dempster, Miami Marlins' Josh Johnson or Tampa Bay Rays' James Shields.
Given that the Dodgers will need to sacrifice a nice bundle of minor-league prospects to acquire any of their targets, there will be risk involved with any one that they bring in. That being said, these three are not created equally, and each has their own positives and drawbacks that they bring to the table.
Here's the breakdown on all three and how they fit into the Dodgers plans.
Dempster appears to be target No. 1 for the Dodgers, as Heyman points out that the Dodgers and Cubs have already been engaged in trade talks.