Who are the Dodgers?
For the last couple of years, they were Clayton Kershaw, Adrian Gonzalez and a group of replaceable mercenaries. They were Andrew Friedman’s mad experiment, a statistically driven machine that made transactions with minimal regard for the human cost.
They were the team that enraged its fans by failing to re-sign Zack Greinke and moved their players to tears by trading A.J. Ellis.
This off-season has redefined them.
The Dodgers have become more than their sabermetrically inclined front office, more than their league-high payroll and more than their troubled television contract.
They are now also Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner, who...