The Los Angeles Dodgers made a few low-key acquisitions this past offseason following two years of high-profile roster building. Now that the first month of the 2014 season is in the books, it is time to take a closer look at how those players have helped (or hurt) the Dodgers during their 16-12 start.
Dan Haren has been L.A,'s second best starting pitcher early on, while Chris Perez has been the rock of an otherwise shaky bullpen thus far.
Meanwhile, L.A.'s highest-profile offseason acquisition, Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero, has had no impact on the major league club. He was sent to Triple-A Albuquerque out of spring training to continue working on his transition from shortstop to second base.
Along with Haren and Perez, however, three other players have established themselves as key members of the Dodgers' major league club early in the season. Here are early season grades for the six new members of the Dodgers, including Guerrero, through the team's first 28 games.