Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ makeover got off to a subtle start as Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi worked on the fringes of the 40-man roster. Winter Meetings then rolled around and soon the Dodgers’ train gained significant momentum.

Over a two-day stretch, the Dodgers had trades in place to send Dee Gordon, Dan Haren and Miguel Rojas to the Miami Marlins, and Tim Federowicz and Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres. The trade with the Marlins was finalized rather quickly and it coincided with the Dodgers flipping a prospect to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Howie Kendrick.

Dealing Kemp proved more troublesome as it included rumors of a failed physical, leaking of medical records, and the Padres asking for more compensation before it was completed one week after being agreed upon.

With several of his teammates from last season no longer part of the Dodgers organization, Yasiel Puig took to Twitter to wish them well:

Puig also played on Federowicz’ “FedEx” nickname to wish him and Drew Butera luck:

As for the Dodgers, they thanked Gordon and Kemp with separate videos:

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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

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