58.3 F
Los Angeles
Monday, October 26, 2020

Dodgers: Ross Stripling’s Trade Provides Needed Stability to Rotation

Must read

LAFC News: Trio of Young Players Fill Roster Gaps, 16-Year-Old Christian Torres Scores First MLS Goal

MLS has recently endured a wave of up and coming teenage players who could one day become stars. LAFC has been at the forefront...

Dodgers: Julio Urías and Mookie Betts’ Performances Should NOT be Overlooked

The Dodgers sure gave fans plenty to stress about during their NLCS battle with the Atlanta Braves. After being faced with a 3-1 series...

Dodger News: Arlington Police Department Weighs in On Mookie Betts

It’s unfortunate that Dodger fans haven’t been able to watch the team in person this season. Most of us will not be able to...

Dodger News: Watch LA’s Newest Hype Video Ahead of World Series

Well, we’re back here again for the third time. The last two trips to the World Series didn’t pan out the way we all...
Daniel Palma
Daniel is an avid sports fan who loves his hometown teams. If he's not watching baseball, you can find him playing or coaching. No matter what, he'll always root for the Boys in Blue!

In a last-second move, the Dodgers agreed to trade pitcher Ross Stripling to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday afternoon after a relatively quiet deadline.

Trade season is always a rollercoaster as any player that leaves the organization is usually hard to say goodbye to. In the case of Ross Stripling, we are losing someone that came up through the organization and made an impact in a variety of ways.

Having said that, however, the Dodgers’ starting rotation has been lacking in clarity all season long and will benefit from this move going forward. The Dodgers have used a total of 8 different starting pitchers (if you include Caleb Ferguson’s bullpen game start) and have gone through some roster gymnastics to make it possible.

Prior to the trade, the rotation consisted of Kershaw, Buehler, May, Urias, and Stripling. This did not leave space for the Dodgers’ other rookie sensation in Tony Gonsolin, who has had some excellent spot starts so far this year. From the look of things, the Dodgers were inclined to give Gonsolin a rotation spot going forward, but needed to make room.

As a result of the trade, the 5th rotation spot now belongs to Tony Gonsolin, who is sporting a 0.51 ERA in 17.2 innings this season. The rotation as a whole should feel much more stable going forward, that is, until Alex Wood is ready to come off of the IL. Once that day comes, it’s anyone’s guess as to who loses their spot in the rotation, but we’ll take things one step at a time.

- Advertisement -

More articles


  1. Trading Ross was hardly necessary, and to the Blue Jays is like a slap in the face. Julio is the one should go. Somewhere, anywhere. Mr. Friedman, as you said He is a Great Major League Starter, and I’m pretty sure he would prefer being in The Dodgers Bull Pen, rather being a Toronto Blue Jay. There goes Ross for two who knows who’s.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Lakers News: Rob Pelinka Plans to Build Future Around Anthony Davis

Coming off of their 17th NBA title with LeBron James running the show, the Lakers are now shifting their eyes towards a sustainable future....

Chargers: 3 Keys for the Chargers in Week 7 Against the Jaguars

The bye week couldn't have come at a better time for the Los Angeles Chargers. With Keenan Allen dealing with back spasms and Austin Ekeler...

Chargers: Keenan Allen(Back) Expected to Return in Week 7 Following Bye Week

The Chargers took a hit when Keenan Allen exited their Week 5 matchup against the Saints with a bad back, but it sounds like...

Rams News: Three Keys For a Tough Week 7 Matchup Against the Chicago Bears

Last week’s division matchup against the San Francisco Rams did not go the way McVay and Co. thought it would go. Goff and the...

Rams News: LA Signs Veteran Kicker Kai Forbath

The Rams have had their ups and down moments so far this season. While they are still 4-2, there are some areas that caught...