Dodgers: What the Winter Meetings revealed about LA’s off-season plan

Stan Kasten and Andrew Friedman, Dodgers, (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 03: President and part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Stan Kasten, speaks to President of Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Andrew Friedman, before game one of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on October 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

The Winter Meetings have now ended and although the Dodgers were not very active at the meetings a lot was learned from the event.

The Dodgers sent Andrew Friedman to the Winter Meetings looking to kick off a big off-season.  To the surprise of many, all three of Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole, and Anthony Rendon have signed by the end of the meetings.  Unlike last winter when the top free agents Manny Machado and Bryce Harper took their time signing as Harper did not sign until late February.

At the current pace of free-agent signings, the free-agent pool should be pretty dry by the time January rolls around.  Josh Donaldson and Hyun-Jin Ryu are among the top free agents left on the market and they should be able to sign before the calendar turns to January.  The Dodgers could consider both Donaldson and Ryu as they have been linked to both.  Here are some other things the Winter Meetings revealed about the Dodger’s off-season plan.