With Dodgers pitchers and catchers already in Glendale, it might be hard to envision what more they could possibly do before Opening Day in March. It's already been an historic offseason for the team in many respects; not only have they spent more money than any team in history, they've used this seemingly endless well of cash to net some of the biggest superstars in baseball. Even smaller moves have only contributed to making the Dodgers the best there is.
But the Dodgers have been full-speed ahead for the entire offseason, and there's no reason they should stop now. Anything could happen between now and March 20, when the Dodgers kick off their season in Seoul with a two-game set against the Padres, and any of these three moves could still be loading up.
Predicting 3 moves the Dodgers can still make before Opening Day
The Dodgers could bring in another (familiar?) relief pitcher
In trading away Caleb Ferguson to make room for Ryan Brasier, the Dodgers parted ways with a mid-3.00s ERA arm in favor of a sub-1.00 reliever in 2023. It wasn't without risk; Ferguson was solid and occasionally great for the Dodgers during his five-year tenure, while Brasier managed to be stellar over 38 innings with LA but struggled a lot more during 20 appearances for the Red Sox in the same season. However, by re-signing Brasier based on the performance he gave them last year, they bolstered an already-power packed bullpen.
Evan Phillips, Brusdar Graterol, Joe Kelly, and Alex Vesia are also bullpen highlights, but arms like Gus Varland and Michael Grove could still be improved upon. The Dodgers have been connected to Kenley Jansen as a possible trade piece. Getting him back after two seasons away from LA could move him back into his usual permanent closer role and allow Phillips, who performed the bulk of closing duties last year, to move into earlier innings and make it even harder for hitters to navigate late-games. Liam Hendricks, Ryne Stanek, and Lou Trivino — all occasionally brilliant — are all also still available in free agency.