The Dodgers had an incredible 2016 season that led to them making it all the way to the National League Championship Series. Though they may not have reached their overall goal of winning a world series, the season should still be considered a success.

A couple of the minds behind this team’s prosperity, Dave Roberts and Andrew Friedman, sat down with reporters to share their thoughts about the 2016 season and what to expect for 2017.

Here are some of the highlights:

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The key takeaway from the press conference have got to be that Andrew Friedman and Dave Roberts seem very confident in the team that they have. Obviously Friedman would not say whether or not they would sign all free agents, though he was very clear in expressing the value that they all possess.

Lastly, there was an emphasis on the fact that they want to continue to balance out this team and strengthen their weaknesses. Hopefully, this will result in an exciting off-season filled with signings and trades that will lead to a 2017 World Series!

A Look at the Potential Los Angeles Dodgers 2017 Roster

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  1. mrdodger1966

    Ugh…maybe the worst thing was Dodgers “getting so close” to World Series, as Friedman thinks more than ever they can stand pat or just add a couple more spare parts off the scrap heap during off season to go all the way. Prepare for more endless talk of “roster depth” and “abundance of serviceable arms” for rotation (Try to convince us again that THIS is year Ryu, Anderson, McCarthy, et al will return healthy and effective!? And don’t forget big bounce back seasons for Puig and Ethier, riiiiiight???) Dodgers will again be linked to every available top free agent and other available player, like Braun and Kinsler, but all will be deemed “too steep an asking price” by the powers that be. Instead, Friedman will reward fans with a few cheap –er, I mean “cost effective” journeymen with misleading saber metrics. We can almost bank that Jansen and Turner won’t be re-signed, but we can all breathe easy knowing Mr. Kazmir will most certainly exercise his team option to return. Time for Dodger baseball, indeed!

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