Iwakuma is headed to the Dodgers on what appears to be a three-year deal. The Dodgers have agreed to a deal with free agent starter Hisashi Iwakuma, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. Heyman notes the deal is expected to be for three years, which is longer than many expected at the outset of Iwakuma's free agency.
The Los Angeles Dodgers win the consolation prize in the free agent starting pitcher sweepstakes.  Hisashi Iwakuma is a fine pitcher, and is likely undervalued in this market, but the Dodgers clearly wanted to bring back Zack Greinke. In 2015 Iwakuma had a 3.54 era in 129.2 innings.  While Iwakuma can put up elite numbers at times, the Dodgers success in 2015 was heavily reliant on Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.  Iwakuma will not come close to Greinke's production.  

 

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