The Dodgers have used their resources well the past two years as they traded for Hanley Ramirez and completed the blockbuster with the Red Sox that landed Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford.
In the off-season, the Dodgers signed Zack Greinke and in looking ahead to this years free agent class, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has been the most talked about target. Mark Ellis has an option on his contract and at his $5 million salary, but it’s unlikely that he’d return at that current salary.
However, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Dodgers are privately saying they aren’t interested in pricey free agents:
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 19, 2013
This could also be a sign that management believes they’ll sign Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero once he’s cleared to sign a contract. Ned Colletti has also said the Dodgers spending was a way to catch up after years of not spending a lot of money.
Once a lock to re-sign with the Yankees, it’s been reported that given the Yankees current situation that he isn’t opposed to looking at different teams in the off-season.
While things can definitely change, the Dodgers are in a unique position where they have a bunch of stars and should look to add less expensive pieces in the off-season.
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