Perhaps you’ve heard: This organization has not reached the
Perhaps you’ve also heard: The current iteration of the Dodgers owns the best record in baseball and the deepest 40-man roster in the game, plus a wealth of financial might and a surplus of prospects. For two days around the
“It seems like in every facet of the game, we have a lot of talent,”
In recent years, teams that have mortgaged significant assets to make upgrades at the trade deadline have been rewarded with championships. In 2015, the Kansas
Will the Dodgers do the same? On pace for 110 wins, the team also ranks first in the
“In a lot of ways, we’re a lot more selective than we’ve been in the past,” said
Despite the publicly expressed restraint, rival executives do not expect the Dodgers to remain quiet this month. The team is expected to trawl for relievers — with a preference for left-handers but a willingness to add right-handers — while keeping an open mind toward creative ways to improve the roster. This front office executed a three-team trade to acquire
The Dodgers also acquired a pair of relievers,
So the team has expressed interest in Baltimore closer
Less gaudy, but perhaps more reliable, options exist. San Diego left-hander Brad Hand and Detroit left-hander
The pile of right-handed choices could include New York Mets reliever
As for the rotation, team officials have expressed confidence in Wood,
One candidate left the market on Thursday. The Cubs executed an intra-city swap for the White Sox’s left-handed starter Jose Quintana. The other choices are less appealing. Oakland pitcher
The offense is already loaded with depth. The emergence of Chris Taylor and the stabilization of Yasiel Puig has reduced the need for a corner outfielder. In addition, the Dodgers are holding out hope that
In any event, the Dodgers are unlikely to stay quiet, even though the path to improvement may be difficult to discern.
"Our mind-set is: any time we can make a move that makes sense," Friedman said, "we'll be aggressive to do it."