This could be the Dodgers’ off-season if all breaks right, but the issue is, Friedman and company have to seize the moment. Expecting the Dodgers to do so by pulling the trigger on a top-notch free agent is probably not the best considering their recent history, but with money to spend, prospects to trade, and insane depth, this seems like the most likely offseason for a move.
According to multiple sources, the Dodgers have already met with Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, and Anthony Rendon in the past few weeks to demonstrate a willingness to spend. The Dodgers simply cannot finish as runner-ups on all three free agents this off-season. They can’t afford to upset the fan base more can they?
In a recent column by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Rosenthal gives the Dodgers fan base a voice:
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 5, 2019
It is time for a big move and there are really no ifs, ands, or buts about it. They have to seize the moment.
Rosenthal did provide some hope in the form of a quote from President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman:
“If you’re always rational about every free agent, you…