Nobody can say the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers are not taking a potential repeat seriously. The Dodgers covet experienced starting pitching, especially in the wake of the off-field circumstances surrounding Trevor Bauer, so they have acquired future Hall of Famer Max Scherzer from the Washington Nationals, helping to make for an imposing 1-2-3 with aces Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw. Scherzer, 37, was a top-10 starting pitcher in preseason drafts, and he is among the top 10 on the current ESPN Player Rater. In essence, the Dodgers replace Bauer, who may not return this season, with Scherzer.
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