The Dodgers have made an effort to address their hitting woes by acquiring Hanley Ramirez from the Marlins last week.
While it is too early to determine if the Dodgers made out well on the trade, LA still needs another solid pitcher and more offensive firepower if it is serious about making a run at a championship.
Adding to their bullpen, the Dodgers also acquired reliever Brandon League late Monday night from the Seattle Mariners.
Looking into other moves, the Cubs and Dodgers have been discussing a deal for Ryan Dempster and OF Alfonso Soriano. Both players would seemingly satisfy some of the squad's critical needs.
Alternatively, the Dodgers have also been rumored to have interest in the Marlins' Josh Johnson and the Rays' James Shields, if the Dempster deal doesn't pan out.
If Josh Beckett is traded from the Red Sox, Los Angeles could also be a destination.
Offensively, LA would love to acquire a hitter of the caliber of the Phillies' Shane Victorino. Philadelphia might demand too much for their solid CF, making the Dodgers look elsewhere in an effort to fill their lineup with more good hitters.
Bringing in one more weapon could be just what it takes for the Dodgers to jump the Giants for good and bring home the NL West crown.