Obviously, the Dodgers are in position to make a splash this winter if they want to. For instance, ownership won’t impose the stipulation that president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman stay under the luxury tax.
Thus far, the Dodgers have been linked to Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, Francisco Lindor, Josh Donaldson, and virtually every big name on the market since their season ended. Indeed, there is reason to get excited.
Now, Jeff Passan and Keith Law examine how serious the Dodgers really are about getting out the wallet this off-season. Furthermore, Law’s answer might surprise you a little bit.
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First, Passan asks Law the a key question. He wonders are the Dodgers actually going to go out and spend the money this time. Law responds that the Dodgers under Friedman show the trait of being afraid of a long-term commitment. Remember, they wanted Bryce Harper; but they wanted him for a shorter amount of years than everyone else.
“It seems to me more likely just given the recent history under Andrew Friedman they…