Dodgers must reunite with another fan favorite after trading for Kiké Hernandez

Might as well trade for all the former fan favorites after bringing back Kiké Hernandez
World Series - Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Six
World Series - Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Six / Harry How/GettyImages
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The Los Angeles Dodgers made a rather minor trade in the grand scope of the trade deadline that felt like massive deal for diehard fans. Los Angeles acquired fan favorite Kiké Hernandez from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for minor-league relievers Nick Robertson and Justin Hagenman.

Hernandez has struggled the last two years for the Red Sox but still offers the Dodgers what the team needs. His defensive versatility is important off the bench and if the team can tweak his mechanics to help his swing then his right-handed bat could be very useful off the bench.

It was a smart, low-cost risk by the team that at the very least will sell some extra tickets and No. 8 Hernandez jerseys. Seeing how well this trade was received, Andrew Friedman and the front office should look to strike lightning in a bottle twice and trade for another fan favorite, left-handed pitcher Rich Hill.

Rich Hill could help solve the Dodgers' rotation woes

The Dodgers' pitching staff has been decimated by injuries this season and the starting rotation has really struggled since Clayton Kershaw hit the IL. Health will naturally improve the rotation as time goes on, but the Dodgers definitely need an arm or two to help weather the storm.

Hill would be a low-cost arm that, at the very least, could eat some innings in the regular season and potentially come out of the bullpen if need be in October. FanSided's Robert Murray reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to trade Hill and, of all places to go, the former Dodger would probably prefer a return to Chavez Ravine.

Hill is sporting a 4.82 ERA in 114 innings pitched this season. While the numbers do not jump off the page, Hill does have seven quality starts, which is more than anyone on the Dodgers not named Kershaw or Julio Urías. He can eat innings and keep the Dodgers in games. That's all the team needs.

Plus, Hill has had success against the teams in the National League West that the Dodgers are fighting with down the stretch. Giants hitters have a combined .761 OPS against Hill while Diamondbacks hitters have a combined .679 career OPS. The Atlanta Braves, who the Dodgers will likely have to go through to make the World Series, have a combined .653 career OPS vs Hill.

Is Hill alone the solution for a Dodgers pitching staff that needs help? No. But adding him for a cheap cost alongside another addition to the starting rotation would give the Dodgers a staff that can withstand the current injuries and make a deep push in October.

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