The rich get richer as the defending World Series Champions added two perennial all-stars to their roster. As rumors were heating up that the San Diego Padres were close to acquiring Max Scherzer, the @Los Angeles Dodgers struck a deal in the final hour. Not only did the Dodgers acquire the hall of fame righty but speedy shortstop Trea Turner joined him in the exchange. The Dodgers did have to sacrifice a significant amount of talent in the trade, including top prospect Josiah Gray. However, there is no denying the Dodgers have won this deal from the jump. Scherzer has showed no signs of decline as he is sporting a 2.76 ERA and an outstanding 11.9 K/9. The former World Series champion just turned 37 in July.
Scherzer's teammate Trea Turner is one of the biggest threats on the base paths in the majors. Turner has stolen 21 bases on the year and is batting .322 a year after coming in 7th in MVP voting. With Turner at the top of the batting order and Scherzer joining Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and others in an elite rotation, who is stopping the Dodgers?
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