The more time that passes this winter, the more likely it becomes that the Dodgers will not make a move of a large magnitude. The Francisco Lindor and Mookie Betts rumors have died and it all makes sense. The Dodgers have a hard time spending money and a hard time with letting go of their prospects.
While you can form your own opinions on whether that represents bad practice or not, it doesn’t increase the Dodgers’ chances of acquiring a marquee name.
Dodgers president Stan Kasten seemed confident that the Dodgers would go over the luxury tax in 2020 and with trade options and Josh Donaldson still available in free agency:
“The team we have now is not going to be the team we have to start the postseason. I expect that team, this year, it looks like it’s going to be well over the [threshold], or somewhat over.”
Dodgers president Stan Kasten says the team will go over the luxury-tax threshold to upgrade the roster this year. So how will that money be spent?
— The Athletic L.A. (@TheAthleticLA) January 8, 2020
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