3. Alex Wood: Trade
Alex Wood was mentioned as a potential piece to package alongside Yasiel Puig in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds. While nothing has come of those reports yet, Wood is another piece that makes sense in any move that the Dodgers make if it means not needing to give up a prospect arm.
The Dodgers starting rotation is as deep as deep could be. With Wood, Ross Stripling and Kenta Maeda potentially making the transition back to the rotation, and the young Julio Urias on an innings limit, the Dodgers have eight options to choose from to round out the rotation.
The Dodgers have the cushion to deal an arm or two this winter, especially if it means adding an elite arm like Corey Kluber to the rotation. If the Dodgers are to trade a pitcher, I think Wood is the first one to go.
He is also in the last year of arbitration, so he is not a long-term investment for a team but is someone that a team can trade for and lockdown to an extension.
While he staggered back last season he showed signs of being an elite arm in 2017 and with pitching so hard to come by in the MLB, he becomes a nice target for a team looking to bolster the rotation.