Unleash the ticker tape! The Los Angeles Dodgers aren’t even pretending to keep it quiet anymore. They’re going to try their hardest to become the most expensive replacement level team in the history of baseball.

Why else would Los Angeles sign a pitcher who clearly peaked three seasons ago to a two year deal worth $12 million?

33 year old right handed starting pitcher Aaron Harang will fill out the Dodgers rotation, but in all honesty, is his contribution over the next two seasons really going to be that much more than what Nathan Eovaldi would’ve brought? And even if it is more, it surely won’t be enough to make the team competitive in the National League West.

The Dodgers will now be spending almost $16 million next year on Harang, Mark Ellis, Jerry Hairston, Adam Kennedy and Juan Rivera. If they get three wins above replacement from those five players, the team should be thrilled.

Comments (10)

  1. I think this meant to read: “The Harangutang signs with Dodgers”

  2. Will all of this stockpiling of mediocre talent, the Dodgers should have no trouble competing in the NL West.

    • damn typo… Will = With*

    • I get that this is a joke, but in all seriousness, I think the Giants get better with more playing time to Brandon Belt and if the D’Backs sign Kuroda, they should be well off too. These are some mini steps in the wrong direction for the Dodgers.

      • Yes…the Giants and Dbacks are much better than the Dodgers, but the division overall is still pretty weak. It’ll be good to see a full year of Belt and hopefully Buster. It doesn’t take much to win this division, so the Giants should be more than okay.

        PS: The Dodgers are quickly turning into Baltimore West.

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