Dodgers Re-Sign Rich Hill

The Dodgers seemed to be kicking the wheels over if they should go all in for Chris Sale or not earlier in the week. It looks like we may have our answer after the signing of Rich Hill to a three-year contract worth $40+ million. Hill was solid last season as he went 12-5 with a 2.12 ERA over 110.1 innings. The biggest thing going against Hill at this point has to be his age as he is already 36 and it seems like he may be in store for a decline. The Dodgers are taking a big risk here with Hill but when you have Kershaw leading your staff you can take some risks with the rest of your rotation. The Dodgers seem like they are just getting started this offseason so do not expect this to be the last move they will make.

As far as the rotation goes, let us take a look at what the Dodgers will be putting out on Opening Day in 2017 (pending any other moves):

Player Throws
Clayton Kershaw LHP
Kenta Maeda RHP
Rich Hill LHP
Julio Urias LHP
Scott Kazmir LHP

The one thing to be said with this lineup is that it is definitely lefty heavy but that could be useful as teams are not accustomed to playing a three game set facing strictly lefties. The health of the rotation definitely comes into play as well with Kershaw coming off the back injury and Hill facing some injuries himself. However, the biggest key may be the maturity of Urias as he has shown the tools in the minors and looks like an ace in the making.

Let us know what you think about the Dodgers starting rotation and if any deals you think they might make!


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