There are still some hours remaining in 2014 so the year isn't completely done yet, but in terms of official transactions we can likely safely close the books on the Dodgers' year. The final two months of the year have seen the new front office put its stamp on the roster.
From January 1 through October, the Dodgers added 19 different players to the 40-man roster. In case you forgot, here they are:
Paul Maholm, Erisbel Arruebarrena, Justin Turner, Chone Figgins, Carlos Triunfel, Colt Hynes, Miguel Olivo, Red Patterson, Jamie Romak, Miguel Rojas, Clint Robinson, Darwin Barney, Carlos Frias, Roberto Hernandez, Kevin Correia, Joc Pederson, Roger Bernadina, Scott Elbert and Daniel Coulombe.
New president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman was hired on Oct. 14. Since joining the franchise, in roughly a quarter of the time, the Dodgers have added 20 players, more than in the first 10 months of the year combined. Those players:
Ryan Jackson, Kyle Jensen, Scott Schebler, Chris Reed, Zach Lee, Joel Peralta, Adam Liberatore, Mike Bolsinger, Juan Nicasio, Chris Heisey, Ryan Lavarnway, Howie Kendrick, Chris Hatcher, Enrique Hernandez, Austin Barnes, Brandon McCarthy, Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, Jimmy Rollins and Brett Anderson.
For comparison, the Dodgers added 10 players to the 40-man roster in the final two months of 2013.
The Dodgers' new front office has been so active that three of those players — Jackson, Jensen and Lavarnway — were later removed from the 40-man roster, either by trade, waivers or outright assignment to the minors. Andrew Heaney technically doesn't count, in my opinion, because he was simultaneously acquired from the Marlins and traded to the Angels in one fell swoop.
But Heaney did have what might qualify as the best Dodgers tweet of the year.
Well, @Dodgers we had a good run! Great to be a part of such a storied franchise. #thanksforthememories— Andrew Heaney (@Heandog8) December 11, 2014
Here is to an active, and exciting 2015.