Curtis Granderson

Dodgers stick to strategy as other teams sign elite relief pitchers

Dodgers stick to strategy as other teams sign elite relief pitchers

The market for relief pitchers overheated on Wednesday at baseball’s winter meetings, but the atmosphere outside the Dodgers suites at the Swan and Dolphin Resort stayed calm. The executives gathered inside a pair of rooms. Manager Dave Roberts’ luggage rested in the hallway. A tray of food featured picked-over french fries and sandwiches.

Inside one of the suites, general manager Farhan Zaidi indicated it was unlikely the Dodgers would make an acquisition before this junket ends on Thursday. By next week, he suggested, “we have some things in the works that could materialize” in the team’s quest to improve a 104-win World Series participant. Until then, they would watch as middle...

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