While the Los Angeles Dodgers have tinkered with the idea of a 6-man rotation in 2018 and 2019, it never came to fruition.

However, when I try to handicap what you will see in the 2020 season; this is the first thing the crystal ball reveals.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will use a 6-man rotation during the 2020 season, and in this episode I tell you why.

In the past the Dodgers were using a lot of openers, and I think you will see a little bit of that interwoven in the rotation that works out. But the days of a Caleb Ferguson or another reliever going two innings should be done with.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Why I make this prediction, without any mention of it thus far in 2020
  • Dustin May talk, and why he could be the top ‘X-factor’ on the 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Walker Buehler talk
  • Realistic expectations for David Price
  • How Julio Urias’ stock has changed from then to now, and why that’s okay.
  • What the Dodgers will do if things don’t go according to plan
  • Why the rotation is a good concern, but why it still should be viewed as a strength.

When I go into making a prediction, I try to connect all the dots of the data available. I go behind this reasoning in great detail, and of course just preview the starting rotation of the 2020 the best we can in late February.