If any team has shown it has the chops to pull off an absurd, multi-player deal with millions of dollars exchanging hands, it's the Dodgers. Just last year, they swung a trade with the now-world champion Boston Red Sox that involved hundreds of millions of dollars and landed them a new starting first baseman, right-handed starting pitcher, backup infielder and starting left fielder.
Three of those players figured prominently in a magical 2013 Dodgers season, but everything came to an abrupt halt in six games in the NLCS.
While it's highly doubtful that owner Stan Kasten and general manager Ned Colletti blow up the plan and pull off something as extravagant as that again, the Dodgers certainly have the players, money and ability to make a big move.
The team is looking to fill a potential hole at third base and strengthen the bullpen, bench and back of the rotation. Additionally, word has started to spread (prematurely, in this writer's opinion) that the Dodgers could be shopping one of their three expensive and injury-prone, but extremely talented starting outfielders this winter.
Could Matt Kemp really be wearing a different jersey next season? Could Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford both be moved? Is the farm system, which is finally picking up some momentum again after the terrible Frank McCourt years, about to get shredded?
We'll know by the end of this offseason. For now, here are five big moves the Dodgers could pull off before pitchers and catchers report in February.
Author's note: Please keep in mind when reading and commenting that all moves are completely hypothetical and aren't actually endorsed by the writer.