Dodgers: Breaking Down the Latest Signings and Transactions
By Jacob Rudner
The lull of winter will give way to spring shortly as the Dodgers, their staff and their players make the trip to Arizona where they will all spend the next few months prepping for the long baseball season ahead.
In large part, the Dodger contingent making its way to the desert is mostly unchanged. AJ Pollock, Russell Martin and Joe Kelly are newcomers but Yasiel Puig, Yasmani Grandal, Matt Kemp and Alex Wood are no longer with the team.
To many, the offseason was a disappointment. A three and a half month down period for the Dodgers that saw them depart with players and bring in few new ones. To others, the offseason was a triumph. The team held on to whom they deemed necessary to win games and let go of the players they no longer needed.
Through it all, disappointed or satisfied, the Dodgers made a flurry of minor league signings from the onset of the offseason. Some domestic and some international, minor league signings are easy to lose track of and even easier not to understand them.
So, right now, instead of drumming on what could have been, let’s look at was is. In this slideshow, I’ll go over the Dodgers’ international signings and break down everything I know about them.