Dodgers need vets to rebound in '12

Updated: February 17, 2012, 7:08 PM ET
By Jim Bowden | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Los Angeles Dodgers' offseason started with an eight-year, $160 million contract with one of the game's best players in Matt Kemp and ended with a two-year, $19 million deal with the league's best pitcher in Clayton Kershaw. In the middle was a spending spree that committed over $45 million to 14 players, most of whom are slated to be back-end of the rotation starters, middle relievers or role players.

Most of the veteran signings included players who have good makeup and know how to ...

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