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Dodgers need young core to rebound

Updated: February 3, 2011, 4:25 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Will what is left of the Los Angeles Dodgers' core of young talent -- Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp and James Loney -- be able to bounce back from a collectively disappointing 2010?

Russell Martin was non-tendered after failing to agree on a new contract and wound up with the New York Yankees. But the other three, well, they simply have to produce in order for the Dodgers to be competitive. That alone might not be enough to get L.A. back to the playoffs, but it would be a good start.

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