ESPNews' ticker just flashed (and FoxSports.com supports) that Luis Gonzalez is about to become the newest Dodger. Gonzalez has agreed to a one-year deal for $7M, according to these early reports. He would be the everyday left fielder, leaving Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and Jason Repko to battle for the last outfield spot.
With this news, is Ned's shopping spree over? With Ramon Martinez, Juan Pierre, Randy Wolf, Jason Schmidt, Mike Lieberthal, and Juan Gonzalez all signed--and NONE OF THE DODGER PROSPECTS given away as of yet--I would have to say Colletti has done an excellent job shopping in this off-season, well beyond my expectations. He should exit the six-players-or-less line with his head high and return from Orlando now (before he spots the Bonds clearance aisle or the Manny endcap promotion, that is).
The Dodgers are now reloaded following the losses of Drew, Maddux, and that Lugo guy, and Colletti has done so without leveraging the future. Bravo, Ned, well done!