Complete a blockbuster trade with the Brewers for Corbin Burnes and Willy Adames
Speaking of adding elite rotation pieces, the fate of a potential Corbin Burnes trade is still undecided, and a deal between the Dodgers and Brewers might not be as dead as Ken Rosenthal suggested ahead of Winter Meetings. The chatter surrounding Burnes to the Dodgers has more or less lived and died with Rosenthal's reporting, which has more recently shone a more optimistic light on the chances of a deal with the Brewers. Gavin Lux is currently expected to start at shortstop after missing the entirety of 2023 with a torn ACL, but he could be a major part of a trade package sent to Milwaukee for Burnes and Willy Adames.
Throwing Burnes into a rotation made up of of Yamamoto, Buehler, and Miller, then adding Ohtani in 2025, would easily make the Dodgers' rotation one of the most formidable in baseball. Putting Adames at shortstop would represent an upgrade for LA; Adames struggled a bit offensively in 2023 after great 2021 and 2022 seasons, but his defense has improved to an elite level. On the other hand, Lux is more of a wild card coming off of a year lost to injury, but made a good enough showing in 2022 that he could be a big piece of this potential trade.