Dodgers: Three positions of depth the Dodgers could trade from
Ever since the Dodgers’ current streak of NL West division titles began the two constants seem to be too many starting pitchers and too many outfielders. This off-season will be no different as the blue is loaded with young starters in addition to Clayton Kershaw, Ross Stripling, and Kenta Maeda.
Although Ryu and Hill are entering free agency, the Dodgers could be open to bringing both back or they will look to pursue an upgrade on both pitchers to add to the stockpile of rotation arms. The young starters that will compete for rotation spots are Dustin May, Julio Urias, Tony Gonsolin, and Dennis Santana could get a look as a starter again too. Walker Buehler also has a spot locked up in the rotation for a long time to come.
Starters that the Dodgers could look to deal are Ross Stripling, Kenta Maeda, Dennis Santana, and perhaps even Tony Gonsolin if he finds himself as one of the odd men out. Ross Stripling makes the most sense to trade since he pitches better as a starter but has never found himself in the rotation when everyone is healthy.
Trading Ross could be doing him a service and net the Dodgers a couple of prospects or another player such as a reliever. Kenta Maeda will likely be kept since he can transition to the bullpen for the postseason and become a setup reliever in October.