Every team is heading to the winter meetings in Washington with a litany of tasks it hopes to accomplish when it gets there. Of course, every team's to-do list is a bit different:
Sign a closer? Check.
Make a trade to fill a hole in the infield? Check.
Acquire a left-handed bat for the middle of the order? Check.
Dine at a swanky D.C. restaurant? Check. (Yes, but who's picking up the check?)
What matters most, however, is how each team approaches its offseason goals: Can it make the moves it needs to make and can it do so efficiently and within the budget (dinner expense reports not withstanding)?
Here are the five front offices that have plenty of work in front of them next week.
The Dodgers have more work to do this offseason than any team in baseball because no one has more significant players as free agents, including closer Kenley Jansen, No. 2 starter Rich Hill, top right-handed hitter Justin Turner and starting second baseman Chase Utley.