What are the Los Angeles Dodgers up to, or not up to, as the case may be? There has been a lot of rhetoric flying around in Southern California about the inability of the Dodgers to make a free-agent splash this winter or to pull off a blockbuster trade. It’s gotten fairly venomous.
Let’s leave aside the ephemeral issues of intent, discontent and all matters pondering who is mad at whom, and whether it’s justified. Instead, let’s just put on our Andrew Friedman hat and try to assess where the Dodgers are and where they should be. Let’s begin with a glance at which teams have opened their wallets the widest while acknowledging that there remains a fair bit of free-agent spending still to come this winter.