CATCHER: The pecking order is a little murky as Austin Barnes usurped the job from Yasmani Grandal towards the end of the season and into the playoffs.
INFIELD: The left side is set with Justin Turner and Corey Seager. Logan Forsythe and Enrique Hernandez are in the mix for second, though Chris Taylor could wind up there, depending how the NL Champs round out their roster. Adrian Gonzalez is still under contract but his best days are obviously behind him so Cody Bellinger will continue to see a lot of time at first base.
OUTFIELD: Yasiel Puig is set. Taylor and Bellinger could stay in the outfield with Joc Pederson platooning.
BENCH: Hernandez can flip between the infield and outfield, as can Charlie Culberson. Andrew Toles and Trayce Thompson are candidates for outfield depth.
ROTATION: Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill are sure things. When healthy, Hyun-Jin Ryu will start as should Brandon McCarthy. Alex Wood and Kenta Maeda will likely round out the rotation, but both have durability issues. The forgotten man, Scott Kazmir is still in the picture as are Brock Stewart and Ross Stripling. Julio Urias hopes to return in the second half. Geez, that's a lot of arms. if only there were a means to game the system to get them all some starts.
BULLPEN: The best in the business, Kenley Jansen returns with Pedro Baez, Josh Fields, Tony Cingrani and Luis Avilan lending a hand.
PROSPECTS TO WATCH: The Dodgers made some moves to fortify their playoff run, however they didn't move Alex Verdugo or Walker Buehler, a stick and an arm expected to be solid players down the line, with a chance to contribute in 2018.
POSSIBLE ACQUISITIONS: When bullpen is your primary need, and you have Jansen at the back end, you're doing OK. A veteran outfielder is possible as is a more reliable front end starter to replace Yu Darvish.
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