Hang onto those kids. They’re the future. They’re what you build upon.
That has been the Dodgers’ stated goal since the day Stan Kasten and Guggenheim showed up, committed to bringing in expensive players to make the team immediately competitive while building a farm system to sustain excellence.
Last year they hired Andrew Friedman as the new head of baseball operations, and he and likewise new General Manager Farhan Zaidi, swung a pair of multi-player deals that brought them veterans Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick.
With Rollins at short and Kendrick at second, a previously spotty defense became one of baseball’s best.
Now could the...