On the last day of 2016, the San Francisco Giants were looking to make moves that will get 2017 off on the right foot.
It may seem a tad outlandish, but the Giants are attempting to make a push for the rights to Brian Dozier. After a season where much of the Giants' lineup struggled to plate runs, Dozier could provide a welcome power boost in San Francisco. Dozier, 29, hit 42 home runs last year, and he's certainly affordable, costing $6 million and $9 million in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Dozier is one of those guys that could keep the Dodgers from running away with the NL West. If the Giants can land him, these two teams should be headed toward another marathon summer.
Here's what else is happening around the National League West:
Meet some young Dodgers who didn't get as much face time as, say, Kenta Maeda.
The Rockies are pursuing Greg Holland, as the team finds itself in need of bullpen help.
Some thoughts on Trevor Hoffman's hall-of-fame future.
Which Diamondbacks rookie put together the best season in 2016?
Over the last week, the Giants quietly signed two old names that gives them needed depth.
One fan looks at the potential of Alex Wood.
The Padres have inked Brett Wallace to a minor-league deal, among others.
Given the outfielding needs of the Astros, what could they offer the Rockies in exchange for a good glove?