Los Angeles Dodgers: Anything. Literally anything.
The offseason could not possibly be going much worse for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
They lost superstar pitcher Zack Greinke to a division rival. They watched another division rival sign Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija. They traded for Aroldis Chapman, only to find out that Chapman was allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident in his home, and the trade fell through. They had reportedly signed Hisashi Iwakuma but medical concerns collapsed that deal. Their biggest move thus far has been re-signing second baseman Chase Utley for $7 million to sit on the bench and lead sliding practice in Spring Training.
While rumors continue to swirl about the possibility of a Jose Fernandez trade, the Dodgers seem to be the most likely fit due to their deep farm system. Perhaps they will pull off a move for a big name such as Fernandez. Getting involved in the three-team Todd Frazier swap has to be seen as a move by the Dodgers to acquire more prospects for a big move. If the Reds loved the prospects the Dodgers could offer, why not just go out and get Frazier? He would certainly have helped the scuffling lineup.
Regardless, Dodgers fans are starting to get restless. Granted, they are still a very good team as they look now, but they may need a bit more in order to compete with the Giants and Diamondbacks this year. It’s time for the Dodgers to make a move before more big names fall off the board.
Stocking Stuffers: a trade partner for Yasiel Puig or Carl Crawford and some type of special medication that will make Vin Scully live forever. Please, Santa?