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There were plenty of winners and losers at baseball's winter meetings
There were plenty of winners and losers at baseball's winter meetings

In Ned Colletti's first winter as Dodgers general manager, he made three trades, a perfectly reasonable volume. In Andrew Friedman's first winter in charge, he dominated the winter meetings by making four trades within 24 hours. There was the midnight news conference, the predawn trade of Matt Kemp, the suddenly new starters at five of the eight positions aside from pitcher. If the Dodgers can command as much attention in October as they just did in December, the last week will be remembered as a productive one, not just a busy one. In the wake of the winter meetings, a few questions: Was the Kemp trade a salary dump? Not really. The Dodgers saved $75 million by trading...

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