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The Los Angeles Dodgers have always been about pitching.  Names like Koufax, Drysdale, Newcombe, Sutton, Valenzuela, Hershiser, and Gagne immediately come to mind when discussing Dodger history.  This is a franchise that truly believes pitching wins championships and has the rings to prove it.

So how does this year’s edition of Dodger hurlers stack up?  The rotation was a bit thin last year and was a weakness from day one.  You could see this from Opening Day when Joe Torre started Vincente Padilla.  It comes as no surprise that GM Ned Colletti targeted the rotation for a much needed up-grade when the season came to an end.