Biggest Storyline Heading into 2012: Ownership rumors continue to swirl as the L.A. Dodgers head into the new year—though, a deal will be in place by April. While the Dodgers were able to lock up superstar Matt Kemp to a long-term deal early in the offseason, they have done relatively little to note since, signing mid-level starters and role players to fill their roster gaps. Depending on the success of their 2012 season, Andre Ethier may become a valuable trading chip at the deadline.
Key Additions: Aaron Harang, Chris Capuano, Jerry Hairston Jr., Adam Kennedy, Mark Ellis, Matt Treanor, Josh Bard
Key Losses: Hiroki Kuroda (unsigned), Jonathan Broxton, Jamey Carroll, Casey Blake, Hong-Chih Kuo (unsigned), Rod Barajas, Vicente Padilla (unsigned), John Garland (unsigned), Aaron Miles (unsigned)
2012 Outlook: While GM Ned Colletti has done an admirable job of trying to keep the club competitive in 2012, he also had major budget constraints working against him. Although the Dodgers feature arguably the best starting outfield in the majors, their lack of power, starting pitching depth and tested bullpen arms suggest 2012 may be a rough season.