The Los Angeles Dodgers have always been a team that values starting pitching, and 2013 was no different.
Headed by arguably the best one-two punch in the majors in Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, the Dodgers not only compiled baseball's lowest ERA among starting pitchers at 3.13, but also the most shutouts with 22.
The fact that their No. 3 starter, Hyun-Jin Ryu, could have been an ace on most clubs further demonstrates how formidable the Los Angeles starting rotation was last season.
The good news for Dodgers fans in 2014 is that Kershaw, Greinke and Ryu will all be back, eager to lead the team to the World Series after having come so tantalizingly close last season.
As for the back end of the rotation, veterans Chad Billingsley and Josh Beckett will be coming off injuries but should be ready to roll. There's always uncertainty when players return after long stints on the disabled list, which is why general manager Ned Colletti secured some back-end insurance in Dan Haren.
The following slides take an in-depth look at the hurlers who will make up what promises to be another dominant starting rotation for the Dodgers in 2014.