I get so annoyed with hearing that the Dodgers are in on every rumor under the sun. Yet no moves get made. Then you hear about other teams in on players and those deals get done. Then I hear soundbites of Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts saying the winter meetings are slow for him. Andrew Friedman says things like he thinks the winter meetings will be slow. Tell that to the Boston Red Sox who have signed Mitch Moreland, acquired a reliever from the brewers and acquired Chris Sale.
Chris Sale is a once in a lifetime ace who instantly makes a team a serious contender. Prospects come and go and only one team can win the title. I like the aggressive approach of going for it. The Dodgers came within two games of the World Series and they take a passive approach while Dave Dombrowski is going for it. Stop overthinking and make moves on certain players who will turn the franchise around. The Dodgers have two pending free agents. We have Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen who just played with the Dodgers and are one of the best at their position in the game. So why all the hardball. Sign the guys and then try to improve the team to get over the hump. Signing your own players aren’t going to cost prospects which the Dodgers covet so much.
You would think with the top farm system the Dodgers have they can pull off a move to acquire a bat. You can have three prospects and only one will make an impact. Wade Davis just was acquired by the Cubs. A.J. Ellis was acquired by the Miami Marlins who now seem to me have an inside track to get Kenley Jansen. The Yankees to me have the inside track on Aroldis Chapman. Mark Melancon already signed with the Giants. Where does that leave the Dodgers? With nothing as usual. Stop thinking about things and pull the trigger. Stop playing hardball with your own free agents. For a team that hasn’t won the World Series since 1988, now is time when you came close to the World Series to put all the chips in and go for the ring.
Chris Sale would’ve been that kind of move but they let that pass by. Justin Turner does a lot in the community and is major influence in the clubhouse and you want to look for trade possibilities to get Todd Frazier. What a joke. Don’t the Dodgers have five whiz kids to run the front office while Mark Walter and Stan Kasten collect all our money. Jeez make a bold World Series type of move. Stan Kasten may have been a part of the old Atlanta Braves who won 14 straight division titles. The goal isn’t division titles, it’s a World Title. I’m tired of the song and dance of having no money. I don’t to see as an update that Yasiel Puig needs to lose weight. Sign our guys back and add a bat for the love of pete. Frustrated fan!!!!