The Dodgers have a surplus of starting pitchers but most of them are solid yet not elite. Adding a top-tier starter would boost LA’s postseason rotation.
The Dodgers head into the 2018 off-season looking for ways to get over their World Series hump. After two consecutive World Series defeats the Dodgers are looking for any ways they can improve their roster to finally win that title that has been elusive since 1988. The main areas that let the Dodgers down in the 2018 World Series was an offense that went silent, a bullpen that lacked elite options, and a rotation that was mediocre outside of Walker Buehler’s lone start.
When it comes to the Dodgers’ starting rotation they at the moment have the same rotation they had for the 2018 season. Kershaw, Buehler, Ryu, Hill, and Maeda are all likely to start the season in the rotation barring any moves. That would mean that the Dodgers’ 2019 playoff rotation would consist of the core four from this past season.
If the Dodgers want to beef up their rotation, one obvious fit would be Trevor Bauer of the Indians. The Dodgers and Indians have had talks this off-season and even this week about the Indians’ starting pitchers and Bauer is one of the names that has been discussed. Here are three reasons why the Dodgers should trade for Trevor Bauer.