OK, I am going to try and put away my doubts about this team and since the Dodgers allegedly have “deep pockets,” I am going to make a few suggestions.
Read them at your own peril. I have a “wish list” of players that I think the Dodgers would do well to acquire:
- Sign Zach Greinke – $180 mil/6 years should get it done. He doesn’t require any compensation under the new CBA rules. I am not in love with him, but he’s the best pitcher out there.
- Trade Luis Cruz, Dee Gordon and Zach Lee for Chase Headley. He may have had a career year in 2012, but he would be a solid addition.
- Trade Chris Capuano, Stephen Fife, Shawn Tolleson, Chris Reed, Aaron Harang and $10 million to the Rays for James Shields.
- Re-sign Brandon League.
- Sign Cody Ross.
Here is the team:
One of those pitches will end up on the DL.
- Ramirez SS
- Headley 3B
- Kemp CF
- Gonzalez 1B
- Ethier RF
- Crawford LF
- Ellis 2B
- Ellis C