Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers had a short stay in the postseason thanks to their starting rotation melting down.
The legendary Clayton Kershaw managed to get just one out in Game 1. Rookie Bobby Miller barely got past the first inning in Game 2. Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn gave up four consecutive solo home runs in Game 3.
Lynn was on the Dodgers because LA’s rotation was banged up.
Maybe they want to circle back to Chicago to see if they can get a better pitcher in the offseason.
The Chicago White Sox got a couple of good pitching prospects back for Lynn and the Dodgers always have a strong farm system. They have five players in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100.
The Dodgers still have pitching to spare in their system.
Gavin Stone struggled in his cup of coffee with the Dodgers but he is still considered a top prospect. Nick Frasso is knocking on the door and he is Los Angeles’ top pitching prospect.
River Ryan and Landon Knack are also close to being ready to pitch in the bigs.
The Orioles had the best record in baseball. What they did not have was a legit top-of-the-rotation starting pitcher.
That got them swept by the Texas Rangers.
Kyle Bradish was the only pitcher on Baltimore’s rotation with a higher fWAR than Cease.
The Orioles have the best prospect pool in baseball. The Chicago White Sox are not going to get Jackson Holliday or Colton Cowser.
They might be able to pry away left-handed power bat Heston Kjerstad. The Orioles have a lot of outfield depth in their system.
Maybe one of those prospects can finally solve the never-ending right-field problem.