The LA Dodgers have already made a big move by signing Alexander Guerrero of Cuba, but is he the answer for their problems at second base or could the youngster move over to shortstop, allowing the front office to bring in a veteran to secure the middle infield and give the youngster time to adjust his new surroundings?
Rumors of the team still locking to possibly add Robinson Cano just haven’t gone away and a recent interview of General Manager Ned Colletti made it clear this franchise wants to win World Series titles and will do whatever it takes to make that happen, including adding another big contract to an already large payroll.
Cano is 31 and looking for a possible deal worth $300 million and that alone will limit the teams that could sign him. With five straight seasons with 25 homers or more and more than 200 round trippers in his career, the veteran is the best offensive second baseman in the MLB and a player with the playoff experience the LA Dodgers need to advance further in the post season next year and beyond.
While adding the veteran would cost the team in terms of dollars, winning a World Series would create a huge buzz among the city and its fans and that in the end would be worth the money it would cost the owners to add another big bat and positive presence on the field for this franchise.