The Chicago White Sox are currently eight games behind the first place Cleveland Guardians in the American League Central. Chicago is reportedly expected to sell ahead of the MLB trade deadline. Lucas Giolito, the White Sox's ace, is anticipated by many to be available ahead of the deadline. One National League contender, the Los Angeles Dodgers, make sense as a landing destination for Giolito.

Without further ado, let's take a look at four reasons why Giolito is the perfect fit for the Dodgers ahead of the 2023 MLB trade deadline.


Dodgers need pitching help

The Dodgers' pitching isn't as deep as it once was. Clayton Kershaw has kept the rotation in check, but Tony Gonsolin and Julio Urias have underperformed and dealt with injuries in 2023. Dustin May is going to miss the rest of the season due to an injury, leaving the Dodgers with a potential Noah Syndergaard return and a number of young arms. Los Angeles can still bank on a possible Walker Buehler return, but Giolito would still provide crucial depth for the rotation.

The Dodgers' projected playoff rotation at the moment includes Kershaw, Urias, and Gonsolin. The team will then need to make a decision between one of their young pitchers, Syndergaard, or Buehler (assuming he returns). Buehler may not be completely ready by then, however. Giolito would be a tremendous fourth option for LA.

Acquiring him ahead of the MLB trade deadline could change the dynamic of a Dodgers' postseason run.