Rich Hill was a beloved piece of the Dodgers for a few seasons running and was one of their most consistent playoff performers. Now, he is gone. On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins announced that they inked the soon to be 40-year-old left-hander to a one-year deal worth $3 million, with incentives to reach up to $12.5 million. This represents the second key departure from the Dodgers’ starting rotation as Hyun-Jin Ryu fled Los Angeles to Canada for the Blue Jays.
Gone from the2017 World Series Team:
Plus you know, all the other dudes.
— Brook Smith (@brookme3) December 31, 2019
The departure of Rich Hill is a big one in many ways. For a team that struggles in the postseason, they have lost consistency. For a team with what suddenly seems like a young, inexperienced rotation, they lost their anchor. For a team that possesses one of the most laid back rosters in the sport, they lost a little bit of psycho.
The Dodgers will be ushering in a new era for their staff. The rotational ace keys have been…