The Dodgers bring back Rich Hill and sign Drew Pomeranz
While every Dodger fan is hoping the team signs pitching star Gerrit Cole, it’s hard to see the Dodgers offering big money to Cole when they have so many talented young starting pitchers. The locks for the rotation are currently Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw, Julio Urias, and Kenta Maeda. The fifth spot could be determined amongst Dustin May, Ross Stripling, and Tony Gonsolin.
Since relying on multiple unproven youngsters could backfire, the Dodgers will bring Rich Hill back on a team-friendly deal. Hill can pitch out of the bullpen or rotation and he showed he still has plenty left in the tank during the 2019 season. He did deal with a knee and forearm injury but has the off-season to heal up and get ready for one more World Series run.
To beef up their bullpen, the Dodgers will sign Drew Pomeranz. Although Pomeranz has been inconsistent throughout his career as a starter, he shifted to the bullpen towards the end of the season and was lights out. Pomeranz struck out 50 batters in 28 2/3 innings of relief while holding the opposition to a .165 average. With Urias moving to the rotation, the Dodgers need one more reliable reliever and being left-handed would help even more.