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With the Winter Meetings beginning Monday in San Diego, the Los Angeles Dodgers may soon pull off the big acquisition that’s been expected of them.

Since taking over, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi have focused on adding depth to the 40-man roster. It began with the team claiming infielder Ryan Jackson off waivers from the San Diego Padres in early November, only to trade him 23 days later to the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.

Their biggest move thus far has been acquiring reliever Joel Peralta from the Tampa Bay Rays, with other trades netting them Mike Bolsinger, Chris Heisey, Kyle Jensen and Juan Nicasio.

Along with the minor trades, the Dodgers claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers while simultaneously designating Drew Butera for assignment. Furthermore, the Dodgers re-signed Darwin Barney to a one-year deal and tendered seven players.

Nonetheless, holes on the roster remain and they’re certainly well-documented: shortstop, catcher, starting and relief pitching, and coming to a resolution with the group of outfielders.

Friedman recently called the persistent trade rumors ‘comical’ and their sure to continue with baseball’s front offices congregating in San Diego.

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

2 Responses

  1. 21grams

    Corey Seager will be the Dodgers 3rd baseman of the future.. 2016. Dodgers already have a stop gap there in Juan Uribe/Justin Turner.

    Dodgers will Sign 27 year old RIGHT HAND power hitter Jung-Ho Kang to a multi year deal…

    Now Ryu will have someone to talk to.. Kimchee in the clubhouse!!! Uribe will be all over it.

    In 2014, the 27-year-old had a career year. He put up MVP-type numbers, hitting .360/.465/.756

    AND 40 homeruns!!!

    Dodgers trade Eithier and Crawford for and Zach Lee & $$ for bullpen arms.

    Joc will start in left Puig center and Kemp in right. Van stash as backup.

    Free agency will be a toss up between Scherzer and Lester.

    • Michael N. Norris

      you are dreaming…..Joc is not ready yet….


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