Dodgers: Re-Creating a More Realistic Reliever Wish List
By Jacob Rudner
The Winter Meetings are over, and the Dodgers may as well have not gone. There were very little rumors but nothing came to fruition, and the team looks the same as it did before the meetings began, if not worse.
The only thing Dodger fans learned from these past four days is the Dodgers’ focus is to improve the bullpen, and they will not be spending much to make that happen. They proved this by letting Brandon Morrow sign with the Cubs.
The market for relievers got much smaller during the meetings. Steve Cishek, Brandon Kintzler, Brandon Morrow, and Joe Smith, among others, were all signed. From my original reliever article, only Addison Reed is available, and if the Dodgers follow the path they are expected to take, he will not be wearing a Dodger uniform next season.
So, with money playing a factor and the Dodgers basically looking for cheap but effective pitchers, the wish list has changed. After examining the market yet again, I hope to have found three more options that follow the “cheap but usable” guidelines. Here is the reliever wish list 2.0.