Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Another big name had gone off the free-agent board earlier this week, when the San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with Mark Melancon. Wade Davis then went in a trade to the Chicago Cubs.With the Yankees having filled their closer job, that leaves the Dodgers and Miami Marlins as the two teams most obviously in the market for a closer.The Dodgers have an advantage over the Marlins in signing Jansen, who was their player, because they don’t have to give up a draft pick to get him. The Marlins would surrender the 13th pick in the draft to sign him.Whichever team missed out on Jansen could try to trade for Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson or Tampa Bay’s Alex Colome.Although the Chapman deal could accelerate some of the Dodgers’ business, there was still a decent chance the Dodgers contingent would leave the winter meetings without another significant move. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. >> The Dodgers offseason may be accelerating shortly.Hours before reports surfaced of free agent Aroldis Chapman’s deal with the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said the team was in a sort of limbo.“We’re involved in a few markets where some dominos need to start falling, and frankly I think other people are in the same position where they’re waiting to see what we do and that might guide them in other directions,” Zaidi said.One of those dominos was Chapman, whose signing left Kenley Jansen as the only unsigned prominent free-agent closer. Which, Zaidi said, is OK.“There is plenty of time left in the offseason and plenty of free agent and trade options still out there,” he said. “You want to feel that we all traveled out here for four days for a reason. That’s why you hope there’s a free agent signing or a trade that makes all the travel worth the travel, but these things are unpredictable.”Balancing act Zaidi said a desire to improve the performance against left-handed pitchers has figured “pretty significantly” in the Dodgers’ plans to fill their voids at second and third base.The Dodgers had a major league worst .622 OPS against lefties last year.The good news is several of the players available as trade possibilities for the Dodgers should help with that issue.Second basemen Ian Kinsler (career .879 OPS against lefties) and Brian Dozier (.854) are both better against lefties, as is third baseman Todd Frazier (.828).Zaidi said the Dodgers preference is to fill those holes with right-handed hitters, which would seemingly make third baseman Mike Moustakas (.671 vs. lefties) less likely as a trade target.The Dodgers top choice is to re-sign Justin Turner, a right-handed hitter who was uncharacteristically poor against lefties last season. Turner had a .640 OPS against lefties in 2016, but he had a .911 OPS in 2014 and a .745 mark in 2015, his other two seasons with the Dodgers.“He’s hit lefties fine in the past,” Zaidi said. “Last year I think was a little bit of a blip.”Quick hits Former Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, now managing the Marlins, has recently talked to Jansen and former Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, who signed with the Marlins on Wednesday. Mattingly said he didn’t try to recruit either, but to gauge their interest: “These guys know we’ve got a good young club. They know we have a good club and we’re close with that core group of players and have a chance to be a really good club, so you don’t have to sell them on that.”…The final playoff shares were announced, and each Dodgers postseason share was worth $123,741.24. The Dodgers awarded 65 full shares, 8.285 partial shares and 20 cash awards.