In any other year, Dodger fans would wake up today in a blue-faced fury.
The baseball winter meetings are underway, and already their team has struck out!
The Dodgers swung and missed with Shohei Ohtani. They whiffed on Giancarlo Stanton. They kept the bat on their shoulder for reliever Brandon Morrow.
That’s three Cody Bellinger-sized strikes, enough for fans in any other year to scream at Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi to get moving and try to win now.
But this December is different. Friedman and Zaidi are coming off a season in which they moved mountains in building a team with the best record in baseball. Not only did they try to win now, but they also ...