5 offseason pivots Dodgers can make after Shohei Ohtani injury

The Dodgers have a lot of lanes to choose from.

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Sign Blake Snell and/or Yoshinobu Yamamoto

Blake Snell is the NL Cy Young frontrunner and he kills the Dodgers. Yoshinobu Yamamoto is reportedly being scouted by LA as he prepares for a move from Japan to MLB. Why not one of these two if the Dodgers can't keep both Kershaw and Urías?

Snell would be a formidable lefty replacement should one of those Dodgers legends depart, while Yamamoto would be a bit more cost effective (think Kodai Senga's five-year, $75 million contract with the Mets) and could be a smart addition if an Ohtani signing is still on the table.

Pitching is always going to come at a premium, but Snell is entering his age-31 season and Yamamoto has no experience playing in MLB, which would theoretically make Snell cheaper than Urías and Yamamoto cheaper than the average top-end starter.

Which then has us wondering ... why not both?! Dustin May seems destined for a bullpen role after his second straight elbow injury, while Tony Gonsolin is phasing himself out of LA with poor performances and constant health issues. A nice two-for-one deal here could help the Dodgers get right with their rotation for the foreseeable future.