Dodgers: Making a Case for the Top Three Starters to Be in Blue

TORONTO, ON - JULY 25: Sonny Gray
TORONTO, ON - JULY 25: Sonny Gray /
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TORONTO, ON – JULY 25: Dodgers’ target Sonny Gray /

As we all know, the Dodgers have been consistently linked with “front of the rotation” type arms. Each one has negatives, but also strong positives.

Pitching and defense win championships, and that is why the Dodgers are still looking to add another starter. It would have been a luxury to add an ace-caliber pitcher, but now with Clayton Kershaw’s suspect health, it would be preferred.

As we all know, the biggest starters linked with Los Angeles are Yu Darvish, Sonny Gray, and Justin Verlander, who happen to be the best available. Many teams are after them, but the Dodgers are arguably in the best position to land one of them because of their plentiful resources.

With the trade deadline only a few days away, I am going to take a look at the top three pitching targets on the market and make a case for why each one would be a great pickup no matter who they get.