Dodgers: 5 Moves That Will Instantly Improve the Team

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May 6, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Cody Bellinger (35) follows through during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
May 6, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Cody Bellinger (35) follows through during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 6, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Cody Bellinger (35) follows through during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dodgers seem to have finally hit their stride. Before Sunday’s game, they had won 12 of their last 15. The jump start is largely owed to the outstanding contributions of Cody Bellinger and Alex Wood. With Andrew Toles’ injury and Wood’s resurgence, there are certain moves the Dodgers should make to maintain their high ride.

The Dodgers‘ front office has been reluctant to give out lucrative contracts in free agency or make the “big splash” via a trade. This method has proven to work so far.

Keeping Cody Bellinger rather than trading him and Jose De Leon for Brian Dozier looks to have been proven success in the early going. Acquiring Alex Wood is also proving its worth.

Not only does this save money, but it also provides roster flexibility. With fewer big names, players can move around on the field and on and off the roster. This has proven to be crucial with all the injuries the Dodgers have faced so far. There is a “next man up” mentality to this team that has been absent for a long time.

Everything seems to be clicking right now, but there is no doubt that the Dodgers can take it up a notch. Here are five ways Los Angeles can improve, or at least keep up their momentum.

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