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I know most of this wont happen, but this is just for fun.

 Let Rafael Furcal, Derek Lowe, Casey Blake, and Jeff Kent all leave as free agents.

 Resign Manny Ramirez to to a 3 yr 60 million dollar deal with a mutual option for a 4th year.  Move Tony Abreu to 2nd base to replace Jeff Kent.  Abreu played 2B in the dominican winter league, so he can play it in the majors.  Bring up SS Chin-lung Hu to replace Furcal. 

Trade James Loney to the White Sox for Josh Fields.  (The Sox would do this only if Thome and Griffey left)  Just for fun, lets say they do.  The Sox now get a good 1B for the long term while Swisher plays CF and Konerko DHs.

Sign Mark Teixera to a 7 yr, 136 million dollar contract.  Loney is gone, and the Dodgers need more offense.  Tex is a good fit. 

 

Then the Dodgers waive Andruw Jones.  I know they would have to eat his contract, but he is just taking up a roster spot.  Once he is gone, bring up Delwynn Young to take his roster spot.  Manny, Kemp and Eithier would start; Pierre and Young would split backup duties in the OF.  Nomar Garciaparra and Angel Berro would be the primary infield backups.

For a lineup theyd have: CF Matt Kemp, 2B Tony Abreu, LF Manny Ramirez, 1B Mark Teixera, C Russel Martin, 3B Josh Fields, RF Andre Eithier, and SS Chin-Lung Hu.

On to the pitching staff.  Like I stated earlier, LA shhould lat Lowe walk.  They would set up their rotation like this.  No 1 Pitcher: Chad Billingsley  No 2 Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw   No 3 pitcher: Brad Penny    No 4 Pitcher: Hideki Kurida   No 5 pitcher: Jason Schmidt

That staff would be solid.  Hung-Chih Kuo would take over is Schmidt gets injured or fails in the starting role.  Takashi Saito would close, Broxton would set up, and Procotr would be the primary middle relief pitcher. 

If the Dodgers could do this they would be in good shape for next year and with JOe Torre managing this team could be a serious contender. 

  

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