With spring training on the horizon, teams are making last-minute adjustments to finalize rosters and make sure all the right players get a shot at big league jobs. There are always tweaks to be made and final cuts to be delivered.
This year is no exception. The task actually gets harder for a team like the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have brought in top-notch talent off the free-agent market and have some strong candidates for starting jobs at multiple positions.
Not least of which is the starting rotation, which boasts no less than eight options to snag a spot. Then there's the question of Luis Cruz at third base and whether he can play well enough to keep a hold on that spot in the lineup.
Let's take a look at the five things the Dodgers need to do before spring training games start.