Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/19/12
So who's next for the Dodgers, Zack Greinke? I'm not talking about one more trade to salvage the season; the Dodgers, even though they remain in contention for the second wild card, might be doomed given the uncertainty surrounding ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw. No, I'm talking about the Dodgers signing Greinke or some other free agent, seeing as how the team faces one physical question after another with its starting pitchers -- first left-hander Ted Lilly, then right-hander Chad Billingsley, now Kershaw. The Dodgers can pretend that it's OK if they miss the playoffs, rationalizing that they're still set up to win long-term. But the whole point of The Great Trade was to win this season and beyond. And the future, at least as it concerns 2013, is starting to look dicey. The solution, then, is obvious. The Dodgers won't rely on prospects next season, not when they're trying to win sooner rather than later. Their only choice is to spend and spend some more, particularly if the...
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