Most people know how I feel about the Dodgers getting players via free agency or trades. I’m usually against it, and would rather stick with what we have. However, I’m pretty sure the Dodgers are going to make at least a few moves this winter, so I’d might as well break down the possibilities and give my opinions on them.
A-Rod: As much as I’ve written about not acquiring him, if we signed him to a deal for less than 6 years, then really this isn’t a bad move. However, I will say that I only like such a move if he is the only high priced offensive player we get. If we sign him and then a guy like Andruw Jones, then that is just too much money to spend. Also, if we signed him, I would be OK with trading Andy LaRoach for some pitching talent because his road to 3rd base would be blocked in LA.
Miguel Cabrera: You can read my other posts about how I feel about this trade. As long as we don’t include any of our great young players, then I am OK with. However, it is unlikely that we can get him without giving up a young star, so I say stay away from this trade. Plus, he’s overweight!
Andruw Jones, Torii Hunter: If we don’t get A-Rod or Cabrera, then I can almost bet that we will sign either Jones or Hunter. Once again, I haven’t been a huge fan of this move in the past, but if getting one of these guys is the only move we make, then I guess I will be OK with it.
Any of the FA pitchers: Don’t do it, they are all horrible, and anyone signing them will be forced to overpay
So basically, my guess is that the Dodgers will get either A-Rod, Cabrera, Jones, or Hunter. With Joe Torre in town, McCourt and Colletti are going to try their best to get a big name player, even if it means overpaying for them. While I’m not extremely happy with this, I’ve come to terms with the idea because I know there is nothing I can do. So as the rumors continue to fly, LA fans can almost rest assured that they will get one of these players.
For the record, my guess is that the Dodgers get Andruw Jones. Also, I bet that for the amount we pay him, LA fans will be greatly disappointed with the numbers he puts over the next few years.