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Offseason Predictions

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The end of the 2012 season has finally gotten here, and I say finally because we all know how the postseason went. But with the season over, the offseason is here. One task that I always enjoy is predicting where players will end up for the next season. While you can feel free to guess for players throughout the league, I’m going to stick closer to the Dodgers. Post your guesses in the comments:

My Predictions:

Pitching:

-The Dodgers will sign a top free agent arm. Zach Greinke would be the best fit, but it is impossible to say we will sign the top free agent. However, I still think he will sign with the Dodgers 6/130.

-The Dodgers will talk extension with Clayton Kershaw, but not work one out until February. It will be the largest contract for pitchers ever

- Billingsley avoids Tommy John Surgery

- The Dodgers only sign one free agent starter, going with the rotation of

Kershaw

Greinke

Billingsley

Beckett

Capuano

- Ted Lilly starts the season on the DL, comes back in May and forces a competition with him and Capuano

- Aaron Harang is traded for a few low level prospects

- The bullpen is done. Randy Choate and Jamey Wright sign elsewhere

- The Dodgers anger NPB and sign Shohei Otani before March

Offense:

- Luis Cruz starts as the 3rd baseman, Hanley Ramirez starts at SS. The Dodgers try to upgrade either position, but are unable to.

- Andre Ethier is not traded. It sounded crazy, and it is.

- Dee Gordon starts in AAA, and spends the whole year there. He is potential trade bait at the deadline, but is kept

- Our bench is finally made at a major league level, instead of 5 over-the-hump guys. It will be

Scott Hariston

Nick Punto

Fedex

Jerry Hariston Jr.

Elian Herrera

- Finally, yes, Juan Uribe is gone.

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