It is of no surprise to anyone who followed the Dodgers' lackluster campaign in 2012 that the main spot the front office needs to address in the offseason is pitching.
Other than Clayton Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers starting rotation was inconsistent and extremely streaky.
While the Dodgers did post the third highest staff ERA in the Major Leagues, problems within the starting five held them back from their playoff hopes.
Chris Capuano started the year off on fire, but then fell off the face of the Earth in the second half. Following the All-Star break, Capuano’s 3-8 record and 4.76 ERA were among the worst in the National League.
Chad Billingsley’s injuries plagued him all season and may even keep him out of the 2013 season entirely.
Aaron Harang didn’t really do terribly, but he never really dominated any games or made a huge impact.
Blanton is now a free agent and likely will not be resigned after his poor performance in LA.
The “Blue Crew” had some trouble closing out games as well. With 19 total blown saves LA will have to invest in some help for Kenley Jansen in the bullpen.
The bright side is new acquisition Josh Beckett looked great towards the end of the season, and the Dodgers have the money to grab some quality pitching in free agency this winter.
So who should be on the Dodgers’ wish list this offseason?
Here are a few guys who would fit right into the Dodgers’ roster in 2013.