The Los Angeles Dodgers have undergone a massive overhaul this season, a transformation that is sure to carry over into MLB free agency this winter. Los Angeles is one of Major League Baseball’s premier franchises, and they’ll stop at nothing to ensure that the on-field results accurately represent the Dodgers brand.
The Dodgers have been on a spending spree since Guggenheim Baseball Management purchased the team this past spring. Team president Stan Kasten and general manager Ned Colletti are under strict orders to assemble the best roster possible, regardless of the financial costs.
Since mid-July, Los Angeles has given All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier a five-year, $85 million extension, signed Cuban free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig to a record seven-year, $42 million deal and taken on more than $300 million in guaranteed contracts via a series of trades.
Those moves have lifted the Dodgers closer to the MLB penthouse, but there’s still plenty of work to do in the offseason.
Here are eight free agents that Los Angeles should pursue over the next two years to put them back on the short list of perpetual World Series contenders.