Los Angeles Dodgers: Why a huge pitching signing will happen this winter

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have been consistently great because of the consistent pitching staff, which is due for a huge addition this winter.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have not won the National League West the last seven seasons in a row by accident. The front office has done a great job of bringing in external talent and developing one of the best farm systems in baseball that are consistently bringing up productive big-league players.

Of all those teams, the one constant has been the pitching staff. It is fitting that the only three players that are still on the team from 2013 are all pitchers — Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Kenley Jansen.

Over the last 10 seasons, a Dodger has finished with the league lead in ERA seven times. Clayton Kershaw did it four years in a row from 2011 to 2014, Zack Greinke did it in 2015, Kershaw again in 2017 and then Ryu this past season.

The pitchers have not always been the same, evident by Greinke, who is on his second team after the Dodgers.

Next year will be no different as there are going to be some new arms with bigger roles in the rotation and some familiar faces that head their own way.

Most notably, the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to make a splash for a marquee starting pitcher, whether it be Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg. Here are the three reasons why you should expect LA to make that splash that Dodger fans have been asking for.

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