The Dodgers have made so many moves this week, I couldn’t even keep track. Thankfully, Grantland broke it all down for me today.
All I can say is “Wow”.
There’s too much to really have an opinion about. Obviously, they should be better defensively, and they don’t have the ridiculous payroll of last year’s team, but are they better than the team that won the division last year or worse? I’m not sure. I don’t know how much Jimmy Rollins has left in the tank for this year, I don’t know what happens with Brandon McCarthy, but I suspect pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium might be a blessing for him.
The big question is, what will they do next? It seems weird to say that, but even after all of these moves they might still have an extra outfielder, and fans would love to see some bullpen improvements.
I hope Andrew Friedman knows what he’s doing with these moves. Seems like he had a good run in Tampa so I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, but it’s definitely going to be a different team this season. We’ll see what kind of different results they get!