Texas Rangers: Four best fits for Kyle Gibson in a trade

Jun 15, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Kyle Gibson (44) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Kyle Gibson (44) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Finally, another team who has suffered a bevy of injuries to their staff is the reigning World Series champs. Dustin May is gone for the season and Trevor Bauer is potentially going to jail. Clayton Kershaw is hurt right now and the duo of David Price and Tony Gonsolin is still firmly in bridge starter mode. Only Walker Buehler and Julio Urias have been in the rotation consistently and have given the Dodgers what they needed out of them.

Gibson fits perfectly into this rotation even when it gets healthier and it’ll give them what they need on that side of the ball that can help aide them in a repeat effort.

Just like I said with the Rays before, the Dodgers’ path right now is that of losing steam as we come down the stretch with the number of injuries they’ve had to their starting rotation and the excessive use of the bullpen they have used in response.

It will also give them another righty to hang their hat on with a lefty-heavy rotation of Kershaw, Urias, and Price already in use.

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Another starter is what the Dodgers crave right now, and it’s something they need to address if they want to avoid being unseated in the National League West by San Diego and/or San Francisco.