LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The
They didn't trade
Their only addition over the four days was a 25-year-old right-hander with no major league experience, Seth Rosin, who was acquired from the
But there is no reason for concern.
When healthy, the Dodgers were one of the best teams in baseball last season. The front-line players from that team are all returning and the Dodgers will be favorites to repeat as champions of the National League West.
They have infield and bullpen positions to fill, but still have time. Nearly two months before players are due to report for
Second base: Cuban defector Alexander Guerrero has never played in the major leagues and the Dodgers aren't certain he will be on their opening-day roster. Guerrero is playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic and could be in Arizona next month for early instruction. The Dodgers remain interested in free agent
Third base: The Dodgers would prefer to sign Uribe, a free agent whose options might be limited. The
Shortstop: When he's in the lineup, Ramirez is often the Dodgers' best player. The best-case scenario for the Dodgers might be for Guerrero to show them he could play shortstop, which would allow them to move Ramirez to third base. Ramirez told the Dodgers he would switch to third base, but insisted he not be moved back and forth.
Rotation: The Dodgers' starting pitching figures to be among the best in baseball, as it was last season. The Dodgers' top three —