The Red Sox, Nationals and Phillies have made the biggest acquisitions of the offseason, but none of those teams have been quite as active as one West Coast club. Since the Dodgers' season ended, they have added four starters, two catchers, their starting second baseman, a setup man, a fourth outfielder and then some.
Ned Colletti agreed to sign eight players for $1MM or more. He has mixed in some low-cost acquisitions with some major commitments. Three multiyear deals later, the team has committed over $90MM to players so far this offseason. Here's the breakdown, which you can find via our Transaction Tracker:
- Ted Lilly (extension) three years, $33MM
- Juan Uribe (signing) three years, $21MM
- Matt Guerrier (signing) three years, $12MM
- Hiroki Kuroda (signing) one year, $12MM
- Jon Garland (signing) one year, $5MM
- Rod Barajas (signing) one year, $3.5MM
- Vicente Padilla (signing) one year, $2MM
- Dioner Navarro (signing) one year, $1MM
- The Dodgers have signed Tony Gwynn, Jay Gibbons, Juan Castro, Eugenio Velez, JD Closser, Trent Oeltjen, Alexis Pacheco and Dana Eveland to deals worth less than $1MM.
- Colletti also acquired Blake Hawksworth and Anthony Jackson in trades.
The Dodgers have not signed a Type A free agent who turned down an offer of arbitration (the Twins declined to offer Guerrier arbitration) so they still have all of their top 2011 draft picks. Their first rounder is protected, but they would lose a second rounder in the unlikely event that they sign Carl Pavano, Adrian Beltre or Grant Balfour.