The fine folks over at MLBTradeRumors.com have been taking a look at each team's offseason, as a bit of a primer for the regular season. And today they're examining the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Dodgers, of course, were in the news last week, when their franchise was sold to a group led by Magic Johnson for the meager sum of 2 billion. But in terms of the offseason as a whole, what they've done with their roster on the field has gotten lost in the shuffle somewhat.
Among the moves anaylzed by MLBTradeRumors.com:
--Mark Ellis signed a two-year, 11MM that provides the Dodgers with a steady defender at a premium position. The Dodgers are counting on the 34-year-old for his glove and if replicates his career line of .266.331.397 it'll be a bonus. This deal doesn't have much upside, but going with Ivan De Jesus Jr. would have been risky. A veteran addition was in order and given the free agent options, the decision to sign Ellis seems defensible.
Check out the entire summary here. It's an excellent reference for all Giants fans.