Dodgers: Which Players Should be Off Limits in Trades?
When you think of untouchable players for the Dodgers the most obvious candidate is Walker Buehler. While Buehler has some injury risk because he is only 175 pounds and has had Tommy John surgery already, he has done a great job of quieting those injury risks in the last year. The Dodgers had Buehler on a strict innings limit in 2018 but come 2019, Andrew Friedman has already said there will be no limitations.
The 2018 season was a break out season for Walker as he finished the season with a 2.62 ERA and flashed his brilliance in the World Series shutting out the eventual World Series champions over seven strong innings. Last season provided valuable experience to Buehler as he made his first playoff start, pitched game seven of the NLCS, and made a World Series start. Is there a pitcher in baseball that you would trade Walker Buehler for? Probably not.