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Dodgers mailbag: Do the Dodgers need to trade for Sonny Gray or Jose Fernandez?

Dodgers mailbag: Do the Dodgers need to trade for Sonny Gray or Jose Fernandez?

The Dodgers went 4-3 during the first week of the season. If you extrapolate that .571 winning percentage across 162 games, you have a 92-win season. Sounds great, right? Where do you sign?

Alas, the season is long, and the most seasons are full of terrors. After sweeping the Padres in the first series of the year, the Dodgers dropped three of four to the Giants. The Dodgers have won three division titles in a row, but the Giants are a formidable threat to end the streak.

The weekend revealed reasons for concern with both the team’s rotation and its bullpen. The Dodgers took an early four-run lead on Thursday, scored six runs in all — and lost. The team...

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