Do not trade for big name
The first move the Dodgers need to make is in fact not a move at all. Even with Toles down, the Dodgers do not need to go out and acquire a big name from what it looks like at the moment. The outfield is fine because Cody Bellinger was the emergency plan in left. Los Angeles seems to have a fluid starting rotation as well finally so looking for an ace should not be a priority. The Dodgers have a tremendous farm system which they should rely on from here on out, not deplete it.
The Dodgers went into the season tempted to shop for a right-handed bat if they continued to struggle against left-handed pitching. However, they seemed to have improved. The Dodgers are third in runs scored against southpaws, fourth in hits, and second in doubles. This is not a limited sample size as they’ve predictably seen the third-most lefties in the majors.
A big reason for the success is the right-handed hitters for Los Angeles are doing their jobs. Justin Turner, Logan Forsythe, Chris Taylor, and Franklin Gutierrez are all hitting at least .300 against lefties. Even Cody Bellinger has surprisingly held his own against them.
If they continue their success and get a big bat like Corey Seager to improve against the lefties, there is no need to shop for another bat. However, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t shop for a right-handed bat at all. There are still a few positions where the Dodgers have not found a solution to left-handed pitching in house. A rental option for a part-time bat, like Franklin Gutierrez, should suffice. At this point, the Dodgers should focus on getting younger since they’ve tied themselves up with the off-season re-signings, who are over 30 or quickly approaching it.