The A's have traded Matt Holliday and $1-1.5 million to the Cardinals for three prospects. The Phillies are the reputed front-runners for Roy Halladay. Even the Rockies made a trade. If the Phillies trade goes down, that will mean teams in every NL division will have made a concerted effort to catch the major league-best Dodgers.
But does this necessarily mean that Ned Colletti has to make a trade to keep ahead of the competition? Maybe the perception of the Dodgers standing pat may work against them in the media and those damn blogs, but perception doesn't win games. Let's hope Colletti has learned from his past mistakes and doesn't make a trade for the sake of making a trade.