The new and (hopefully) improved Dodgers are getting ready for a new season. Andrew Friedman and company wasted no time changing the roster to fit their idea of a highly functional team. Rather than spend recklessly on new talent, the new front office have used the team’s financial clout to get rid of the dead wood without worrying about how much money they were paying players to play elsewhere. I guess that is called addition by subtraction.
Rather than heaping millions on has-beens a la Ned Colletti, the new guys seem to have a more rigorous approach to their due diligence. This year’s Dodgers will have a much better defense that should play well with the ground ball inducing pitchers they have added. Home runs will probably be less this year, although if you believe the 2015 Bill James Projections, the new guys will add quite a bit of pop.
In any case, this should be an interesting year.
Happy New Year everybody!