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10:46 AM ET 11.06 | The Dodgers aren't likely to pursue a premier front-line starter such as Cliff Lee. Free-agent pitchers such as Carl Pavano, Javier Vazquez, Jake Westbrook and former Dodgers Jon Garland, Hiroki Kuroda and Vicente Padilla could become targets if the market should drop after the holidays. Aside from pitching, GM Ned Colletti said his focus will be on adding a left fielder - "full time or platoon," he said - rebuilding the bench and figuring out what to do behind the plate. There is nothing to indicate the Dodgers will be in the running for high-end outfielders such as Carl Crawford or Jayson Werth, but they could make a run at veteran catcher Miguel Olivo, who figures to come reasonably priced despite his solid season in Colorado.

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November 6, 2010  10:51 AM ET

Why don't you just say it, you want Jason Werth or Crawford.

If I were the Dodgers, I would take care of the issue with the McCords first. That is the biggest blemish on this once proud franchise.

November 6, 2010  10:51 AM ET

Great job. Throw out the name of every possible FA and say they "could be targets" of the Dodgers.

November 6, 2010  10:52 AM ET
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Why don't you just say it, you want Jason Werth or Crawford.If I were the Dodgers, I would take care of the issue with the McCords first. That is the biggest blemish on this once proud franchise.

The Dodgers had Werth and he sucked. He will suck again when he hits in a weaker lineup playing in a bigger home park.

November 6, 2010  10:54 AM ET

And btw: Carl Crawford is the black Shane Victorino

November 6, 2010  11:07 AM ET

they should give up and rebuild

November 6, 2010  11:13 AM ET

They're in the market for whoever won't ask for a lot of money.

November 6, 2010  11:53 AM ET

So the Dodgers are gonna target the likes of Carl Pavano and Miguel Olivio... I can feel the excitement swelliing in Chavez.

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November 6, 2010  02:08 PM ET
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they should give up and rebuild

they've been in rebuild mode since forever! The dodgers are targeting carla pavano??! The dodgers are digging into the bargain bin of free agents

November 6, 2010  04:17 PM ET
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they've been in rebuild mode since forever!

So the Dodgers were rebuilding when the played in the NLCS in 08 and 09? Impressive.

November 6, 2010  04:18 PM ET
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Regardless of who the Dodgers target, Pavano needs to target that moustache for summary termination.

After "Fear the Beard", you have to respect the old school cookie duster.

 
November 7, 2010  03:29 PM ET

Offseason Priority #1: Convince owner to sell.
Offseason Priority #2: Sell team.
Offseason Priority #3: Ban Frank McCourt from Dodger Stadium.
Then worry about the position players.

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