Editor's note: The video above is an interview with Giants' free-agent acquisition Jeff Samardzija from Dec. 11, 2015.
The Giants and the Diamondbacks have made some big moves this offseason, and the opposition has taken notice.
Speaking with MLB Network Radio on Wednesday, Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi was complimentary of his NL West competitors, but made it clear that his team plans on keeping pace.
"[The Giants and Diamondbacks] both had strong offseasons and they both made their teams a lot better. Our division is going to be more competitive in 2016 ... the bar has definitely been raised in our division and we're going to have to make sure we're not just keeping up, but continuing to play at the top of the division."
" ... There is a part of you that has to react and make sure that you're keeping up with what's going on."
Over the past two weeks, both San Francisco and Arizona have added a pair of front-end starters to their rotations.
The Giants signed Jeff Samardzija to a five-year, $90 million deal on Dec. 9 and finalized a six-year, $130 million contract with Johnny Cueto on Dec. 16.
The D'backs inked Zack Greinke to a six-year, $206.5 million deal on Dec. 4 and added Shelby Miller via trade on Dec. 9.
The Dodgers, meanwhile, have made some smaller moves: bringing back starter Brett Anderson and infielder Chase Utley, reportedly agreeing to terms with starter Hisashi Iwakuma, and trading for three prospects including outfielder Trayce Thompson -- brother of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson.