Now that the Dodgers have traded for Mookie Betts and David Price they still need that one last stud starting pitcher. I’m talking about a guy that can fill the number two spot in a playoff rotation behind Walker Buehler and have the potential to dominate.
1. We lost Ryu and are probably getting Price. Still needed.
2. Added more question marks but I like it. Losing Maeda in the playoffs could suck
3. Betts will work
4. Keeping Muncy at 1B is good. Lux s/b good at 2B. Better health may help the left side. Overall, a little better.
— Tim Rogers *??- SDDODGER (@SDDodger) February 9, 2020
Power pitchers play up in the postseason. It is possible that a Dustin May, Julio Urias or Tony Gonsolin could step into that role but do we want to count on them for 2020? They are probably all on an innings limit and I don’t expect them to fulfill that co-ace type role until 2021. As of right now, the rotation looks like this:
- Walker Buehler
- Clayton Kershaw
- David Price
- Julio Urías
- Alex Wood
- Dustin May
- Ross Stripling
- Tony Gonsolin
- Jimmy Nelson
The top five are probably the starters to begin the season. Notice four of the five are left-handers? There is one way to easily fix these…