The chaos that is off-season trades and signings is just getting started. It really began on Friday with Shohei Ohtani signing with the Angels and continued on Saturday with Giancarlo Stanton being traded to the Yankees. The Cubs kept things interesting on Sunday by signing Brandon Morrow to a two-year deal.

Now Winter Meetings have officially kicked off and the rumors are already circulating. Unfortunately, the Dodgers have managed to keep themselves out of the headlines. Los Angeles’ made a lot of huge moves last off-season by signing Rich Hill, Justin Turner, and Kenley Jansen, just to name a few. So what is their strategy for this off-season? Well, you probably won’t like it.

Andrew Friedman caught up with reporters on Monday afternoon and shared his thought process going into Winter Meetings. It seems like his main focus is on strengthening the bullpen, which I’m sure the loss of Brandon Morrow only puts more importance on this. It also doesn’t appear like starting pitchers are on his radar, even with the loss of Yu Darvish to free agency.

Friedman went on to note Yimi Garcia and Tony Cingrani as relievers that could pick up the slack now that Brandon Morrow is gone. Garcia underwent Tommy John Surgery in late 2016 and missed all of 2017 because of it. In 2015, Garcia put up an ERA of 3.34 and a WHIP of 0.95 in 56.2 innings. Cingrani, on the other hand, came to the Dodgers at the trade deadline and was solid. In 19.1 innings with the Dodgers, Cingrani put up a 2.79 ERA and had a WHIP of 1.09. These two guys will definitely be huge for the Dodgers’ bullpen in 2018.

Like I said earlier, the Dodgers had a very impactful, expensive winter after the 2016 season. Andrew Friedman touched on this and the difficulties that it brings below:

What do you want to see from the Dodgers this off-season? Let us know in the comments below!