The Los Angeles Dodgers have spent the past several months assembling MLB’s version of a dream team, a job that will continue during free agency this winter. Los Angeles doesn’t have many holes to fill on its roster, but there are some tantalizing players available on the open market.
This year’s class of free agents is not particularly sexy. There are enough All-Star-level players in the pool, however, to help out a team with World Series aspirations.
The Dodgers are certainly one of those teams.
Although the team failed to make the playoffs for the third straight year, Los Angeles has high expectations heading into 2013. Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley will return from major injuries, and midseason acquisitions Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez will have had a full offseason to get settled in.
Carl Crawford will make his Dodgers debut early next season, and Brandon League is re-signed to bolster the bullpen.
With all that talent available for an entire season, Los Angeles will again challenge the San Francisco Giants for NL West supremacy and the National League Pennant.
Even with a stable full of current and former All-Stars, the Dodgers will continue to be aggressive in pursuit of their first world championship since 1988. Their $25.7 million bid for the rights to negotiate with Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin is the latest example of that.
Major League Baseball’s offseason is heating up following a number of free-agent signings and a Blue Jays and Marlins blockbuster trade. Expect the Dodgers to get in on the action as they complete their Hollywood makeover.
Listed in reverse order from least to most dreamy, here are nine MLB free agents that would look good in Dodgers blue.