On Monday, merely 12 days after the
These meetings serve as a precursor to the more productive winter meetings — scheduled for December, also in Orlando — as teams discuss the early framework for trades and engage with agents about the prices for free agents. As the Dodgers recover from their loss to Houston, the organization still boasts an enviable amount of talent on the major league roster and throughout the farm system.
Thus the Dodgers can afford to be selective as they chart a path for the offseason. Like the rest of the industry, the team is monitoring the impending arrival of Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani, The Nippon-Ham Fighters, Ohtani’s team in Nippon Professional Baseball, announced Friday they would allow Ohtani to sign with an
Ohtani is not the only pitcher on the market. After collapsing twice in the World Series,
As always, the Dodgers possess a wealth of starting pitching depth, with Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, Alex Wood, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Kenta Maeda, Brandon McCarthy, Ross Stripling, Brock Stewart and Scott Kazmir under contract for 2018. Julio Urias could also contribute after he recovers from shoulder surgery. Yet, the team's insistence on stockpiling arms will keep them in the market.
The Dodgers could also pursue a reunion with reliever
Though the action is generally low-key at the meetings, there are still trades to be made. At last year’s general managers meetings, the Dodgers dumped Howie Kendrick’s salary on the Philadelphia Phillies. The team could search for a similar landing spot for first baseman