SAN DIEGO -- Hello, new-look Dodgers. In a flurry of insane activity, the Dodgers have revamped their entire roster while dealing away two key assets and causing the whole baseball world to marvel at their creativity. Here's a recap of their moves:
- Agreed to acquire Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies for two unknown young pitchers
- Agreed to trade Dee Gordon, Dan Haren and Miguel Rojas to the Marlins in exchange for Andrew Heaney, Chris Hatcher, Austin Barnes and Kike Hernandez
- Agreed to acquire Howie Kendrick from the Angels in exchange for Heaney, who was just acquired
- Are closing in on a four-year deal with Brandon McCarthy, which is pending last minute haggling over dollars
- Agreed to trade Matt Kemp and Tim Federowicz to the Padres in exchange for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and a prospect that is likely Zach Eflin.
And they may not even be done. In all, the team has acquired Rollins, Kendrick, McCarthy, Hatcher, Barnes and Hernandez while shipping out Gordon, Haren, Rojas, two pitching prospects and Heaney, who they had under team control for less than a day.
With these moves, the Dodgers' have completely changed up their infield mix, replacing Gordon and Hanley Ramirez with Kendrick and Rollins, two veterans who will serve as the double-play duo for Los Angeles. They replaced Haren in their rotation with McCarthy, who was drawing interest from several teams on the free-agent market and will likely be a more reliable option than Haren, who is threatening to retire now that he has been shipped out of Southern California.