Maybe it’s really not “the divorce” that is keeping the Dodgers out of the Free Agent Market.
Maybe the Dodger brass has concluded that paying big bucks (in most cases) for Free Agents simply isn’t worth it.
The Dodgers sought a CF for a few years and signed Juan Pierre and Andruw Jones over Aaron Rowand, Gary Matthews, Jr. and Torri Hunter. Only Hunter was a wise signing, but it didn’t get the Angels a title. Big bucks spent on Jason Schmidt was wasted and there are lots of stories like that on the market.
Even the money for Manny could have ben allocated better.
Maybe the Dodgers have decided that by waiting they might get a much better deal. Maybe this was decided BEFORE the divorce.
Belliard isn’t signed – he could be a bargin.
Sheets, Padilla, Garland – all might be had for a song. Or maybe, the Dodgers will just wait until the trade deadline and get what they want.
By the way, we got our CF from “within.”
Sometimes, it’s best to make a list of who you want and go in that direction, instead of just settling for “who’s available!”
Of course, if the Dodgers are heading that direction, they have no obligation to tell you or me. In fact, they would be silly to do so.
Watch and see – I have a hunch everyone is wrong about the Dodgers!