There’s more to the plan than transforming the disabled list into a taxi squad and searching operating rooms for starting pitchers.
What best represents Andrew Friedman’s long-term design for the Dodgers is a collection of young players, the majority of them in their early 20s and only a year or two into their professional careers.
“Quite possibly the most talented minor-league team I’ve been associated with,” they were called by Friedman, the Dodgers president of baseball operations.
The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the organization’s affiliate in the High-A California League, are the crown jewel of a farm system that was revamped in the post-McCourt era. The team’s...