- Do not leave the meetings without a bullpen arm or two
This one’s a toughie. Bullpen arms grow on trees, but picking the right apple is harder than it looks. The Dodgers struck gold with Brandon Morrow last season.
Beset by injury, inconsistency and ineffectiveness throughout most of his 11 years in the Majors, Morrow hit his sweet spot in 2015 with San Diego. Morrow posted a 2-0 record with a 2.73 ERA and 23 strikeouts to seven walks in 33 innings of relief.
He bettered that in 2016 and 2017, combining to go 7-0 with an ERA below 2.00 and 58 strikeouts with only 12 walks across 59.2 total innings.
While those numbers will be hard to match in one player, the Dodgers love the bullpen-by-committee idea. There are several available arms on the free agent market. The Dodgers surely will be passing on closers Wade Davis and Greg Holland.