3 Teams that won the off-season and how it affects the Miami Marlins

The five teams that had the best off-season and how it looks going forward

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1. LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Could there have been anyone else at that spot? LA entered the off-season with major starting pitching questions, those questions were resolved rather effectively to say the least. Elite Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto is now on the team. I still question that 12 year deal, but you can't argue with a bold splash such as this.

Yamamoto was only one major starting pitching acquisition, Tyler Glasnow was another. They even signed him to an extension. That was very good, but pales in comparison to what they did to improve their lineup. They signed SP/DH Shohei Ohtani to a record deal. The Ohtani deal is especially huge, it was first reported as a 10 year/$700 million deal, which raised quite a few eyebrows at the time.

Shohei Ohtani is a two-way player and will be joining their rotation in the 2025 season. In the meantime, he will be the team's DH and face of the franchise along with some others. It's an added bonus that they stole him away from the Los Angeles Angels, a team that's run so bad that it almost feels like a crime to kick them while they're down.

The Los Angeles Dodgers had arguably the best off-season of any team. They addressed their biggest need, improved their team, will likely receive more money by advertising and promoting Ohtani and put an exclamation point on being LA's team.

It's going to be tough to beat LA if the Miami Marlins make it to the playoffs and face them. We can only hope that their recent NLDS issues continue to keep them from a deep playoff run. In the meantime, we can only hope to have ownership that spends the same way on the team.

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