The Dodgers are spending aggressively this winter. Here's the latest on the players they are pursuing, the players they were pursuing and how they're doing all this pursuing:
- The team already has Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Ted Lilly, Hiroki Kuroda and Jon Garland, but they continue to show interest in Vicente Padilla, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.
- The Dodgers strongly considered Jason Varitek as a backup catcher before he signed with the Red Sox, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe (on Twitter).
- Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports explains that the Dodgers have been able to be this aggressive in free agency because they've convinced a number of players to accept less money in 2011 and more money later.