Dodgers: Storylines to Watch at the Winter Meetings

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 08: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals hits a two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of game two of a doubleheader at Nationals Park on September 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 08: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals hits a two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of game two of a doubleheader at Nationals Park on September 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 24: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians delivers the ball aginst the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 24, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Will the Dodgers Upgrade Their Rotation?

The Dodgers and Indians have been linked for what feels like months now.  The Indians are looking to reallocate some of their financial resources and in return are willing to deal away Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer.  The Dodgers are a perfect trade fit for the Indians who are looking to rebuild their outfield and the Dodgers always have a surplus of outfielders.

The Dodgers also have a surplus of starting pitchers but amongst them all, only Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler are elite.  Hyun-Jin Ryu proved he cannot pitch on the road in the postseason and while Rich Hill has been great every postseason for the Dodgers, he should be counted on as nothing more than their fourth playoff starter since he will be thirty-nine years old next postseason.

Adding an elite starter like Bauer or Kluber would give the Dodgers’ rotation a much better chance of silencing a potent American League lineup if they find themselves in the fall classic again next October.  Sure the Dodgers have enough starting pitchers and some potential breakout players like Julio Urias, but if they want to get over the WS hump, they need proven talent like Corey Kluber.