3 players Dodgers wish they still had on current roster
1. Yu Darvish
Former Dodgers SP Yu Darvish has been an ace for the Cubs in 2020.
OK, relax. We know Yu Darvish was a disaster for the Dodgers in the World Series after the team acquired him from the Texas Rangers back in 2017, but that was against the cheating Houston Astros! Can’t fault him for that! Don’t forget he got two wins over the Diamondbacks and Cubs in the NLDS and NLCS!
Later that offseason, he signed a six-year, $126 million contract (max. value of $150 million) with the Chicago Cubs, and though he disappointed for the most part in 2018 and 2019 as he battled elbow issues, he’s back to his ace form in 2020, sporting a 2.01 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 12 starts. His 93 strikeouts in 76 innings is pretty darn good too.
This goes back to the fact the Dodgers need another top starter with Buehler dealing with blister issues, and we know David Price was supposed to be that guy, but he opted out of 2020 and has largely proven to be unreliable in big games/the postseason with the exception of Boston’s 2018 run that refused to hit any bumps in the road.
Price, once again, was necessary to making the Betts trade work, but LA will still. be paying $16 million per season for him. His contract actually lines up with Darvish, and the right hander will only be making $11 million more over that span. At this point, we’d probably rather have Darvish because of his resurgence, whereas Price has merely been solid after signing his $217 million contract.