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Dodgers make capital improvements

If staff can conceive it, controlling owner Walter will help them realize it

Updated: August 27, 2012, 3:21 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- For most of the baseball world, the monster trade that sent four players and $262 million worth of contracts to the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend was a stunning pronouncement of wealth, ego and largesse.

General managers across the land were appalled. Rival owners cringed. Agents salivated. Pundits gasped for air. Fans were dizzy with joy. Sabermetric wonks threw their calculators at a wall.

It was impossible not to have a reaction to the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, ...

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