While nothing the Los Angeles Dodgers do is really under the radar anymore, we’re still early enough into their offseason that some of the rumors haven’t been fully fleshed out. And given the Dodgers’ payroll situation and lack of roster flexibility going forward, there aren’t really even that many decisions that need to be made.
After the recent signing of Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero, the Dodgers no longer have a hole at second base. However, with Juan Uribe’s contract coming off the books, third base is a potential spot for an upgrade. In addition, Ricky Nolasco, Edinson Volquez and the trio of utility men (Jerry Hairston, Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker) will all be free agents once the season officially ends.
Therefore, there are definitely potential moves on the margins that could be used to upgrade the team. But the Dodgers’ likely pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka is already well known, so we’ll be looking at guys who have not yet reached the public’s radar.
All potential free agents are courtesy of MLB Trade Rumors.