6 Moves NL Teams Must Make to Match Dodgers' Steal

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6 Moves NL Teams Must Make to Match Dodgers' Steal
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The Los Angeles Dodgers just raised the stakes on an already tight National League playoff race by acquiring third baseman/shortstop Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins.

The Dodgers’ new ownership group is clearly flexing their financial muscle with this deal, and the rest of Major League Baseball is now officially on notice that Los Angeles is committed to winning the World Series as early as this year.

Although the Marlins have abruptly pulled the plug on their 2012 spending spree, and the New York Mets’ luck seems to have run out, there are still a number of teams in the running for NL postseason spots. 

Here are six moves that National League teams must make before next week’s July 31st, non-waiver MLB trade deadline if they want to keep pace with the Dodgers and emerge as serious contenders for the NL pennant.

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