It’s been roughly four weeks since it was announced that Frank McCourt must sell the Dodgers. In that time the Dodgers front office has been hard at work, dipping their feather pens in inkwells and thrusting them in the direction of any man in sliding shorts. (Is this an instance where one might use the term "pause"?) Mark Ellis and Matt Treanor were the first to grab hold of the thrusting pens and etch their respective John Hancocks.
It’s been estimated that the Dodgers have about $10 million left to spend on free agents, but even this figure is largely speculative. Regardless, I’m going to bump it up to $15 million because I’m a full-glass plus another half-full-glass kind of guy. It's more fun to speculate as an optimist, right?
The following is a reasonable, circa plausible batch of suggestions to a team that owes plenty of cash to middling and/or nonexistent talent. I will make no attempt to shed light on the bat-infested attic that is the Dodgers bank account, but I'm happy to tell them how to distribute its innards!