Los Angeles offense should improve
The Dodgers might already have enough to compete in a division that is in a state of downward flux.
From what is being said, the other Frank McCourt -- the one who didn't have the miserable childhood in Ireland and the bestseller about it -- doesn't really have the money either. As Ross Newhan writes in the Los Angeles Times, "Why would a man whose assets are tied up in real estate go so deeply in debt to acquire an entity claiming losses of $40 million or more a year if this isn't simply a property acquisition in which McCourt is more interested in the terrain than the team?" Because of this pending sale (or non-sale), little has been done to address the Dodgers most pressing need: some offense. The only significant moves made by the team so far this offseason have been off-loading richly-compensated star pitcher, Kevin Brown and trading for outfielder Juan Encarnacion.
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