On the surface, what the Dodgers did Monday didn’t look like progress. They agreed to a new contract with Kenley Jansen and were on the verge of re-signing third baseman Justin Turner, which means the team they will field next year may be nearly identical to the team they fielded this year.
Except this is a step forward.
In their third off-season with Andrew Friedman as the head of baseball operations, the Dodgers are finally smart enough to do something stupid.
There were reasons for the the Dodgers to not bring back Jansen and Turner — the same kinds of reasons that convinced the brain trust in the front office to pass on the likes of Max Scherzer, Jon...