Knodlers contract is a one-year deal worth $2 million with $1 million guaranteed.
The Giants are in a similar position to the Reds, where they have three young pitchers in C.J. Wilson, Josh Osich and Will Harris.
The only difference in the Giants’ situation is that they are getting Knoders first big contract as a starter.
The Dodgers, meanwhile, could be stuck with the same situation they are in.
It’s a tough situation for the Dodgers.
Knoder is owed $2.9 million for the 2019 season.
If he is not the starter for the next two seasons, Knoderman could get cut.
If the Dodgers are able to trade Knodlin, he could sign with the Giants for an amount of $1.5 million.
Knods first big-time deal came when the Dodgers signed him as a free agent out of UCLA.
He went 3-4 with a 4.28 ERA in 12 starts for the Giants.
The 26-year-old has a 4-year, $21 million contract.
Knoblers performance is more impressive when you look at his age.
Knodes career ERA in 2018 was 4.54, which would rank seventh in baseball.
Knoda also has an advanced stats average of 4.05.
Knoes age, along with his lack of power and strikeout ability, has led to a very disappointing year for the Nationals.
Knopes career WAR is 7.0, ranking seventh.
The Nationals won 60 games last season, the best record in baseball, but their starting pitching struggled.
Knows how to pitch in the zone, but his walk rate was 11.7 percent.
Knode is a right-handed pitcher with a fastball that is inconsistent, and he lacks the velocity to be an ace.
Knoder is a pitcher who can still be a solid starting pitcher if he continues to work on his mechanics.
He should be able to earn a decent contract with the Dodgers, but the Giants could make the right move if they believe Knodner can become a starting option in the future.