WHAT THEY NEEDED: A closer. A shortstop. Team harmony.
WHAT THEY GOT: Outfielders Trenidad Hubbard and Matt Luke. Shortstop-second baseman Jose Vizcaino. Pitcher Jim Bruske.
WHAT IT ALL MEANS: Every year the Dodgers add marginal talent with the hope that it'll be enough, and it rarely is. This year's no different. Vizcaino, a solid fielder with an effective bat, is an improvement over the retired Greg Gagne. Todd Worrell also hung up his uni, but Los Angeles thinks Antonio Osuna is ready to take over the closer's role. With the emerging Dennis Reyes, the departure of aging starter Tom Candiotti probably won't hurt.