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Here’s A Shocker… NOT!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                           

Wednesday, January 21, 2009                                                                                                              





WHAT:           Future Hall of Famer Jeff Kent, baseball’s all-time leading home run hitter as a second baseman, will formally announce his retirement from baseball tomorrow at Dodger Stadium.  Kent spent 17 years in the Major Leagues, tying for 20th on baseball’s all-time list with 560 doubles, while ranking 47th with 1,518 RBI and 62nd with 377 home runs.  His 351 career home runs as a second baseman are 74 more than Ryne Sandberg.  Kent played the final four seasons of his career with the Dodgers, batting .291 with 122 doubles, 75 home runs, and 311 RBI.  He ranks eighth in club history in batting average (minimum 1,800 AB), while also placing among franchise leaders with 73 home runs as a second baseman (third) and 497 games played at second base (fifth).  


WHEN:           Tomorrow, January 22, 2009

11:30 a.m. PST


WHERE:        Dodger Stadium

Stadium Club (Club Level)

Media should park in Lot L and proceed to the Stadium Club, located on the first base side of the Stadium.


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10 Responses to “Here’s A Shocker… NOT!”

  1. lawdog says:

    In Major League baseball, free agents are classified as either type A, type B, or unclassified. Type A free agents are those determined by the Elias Sports Bureau to be in the top 20% of all players based on the previous two seasons. Type B free agents are those in the next 20 percent. Unclassified free agents are those in the bottom 60%. Teams that lose a type A free agent receive the top draft pick of the team that signs their free agent and a supplemental draft pick in the upcoming draft as compensation. Teams that lose type B free agents receive only a supplemental pick as compensation. Teams that lose unclassified free agents do not receive compensation.

    So when the Braves signed Lowe, we received a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds and their second round pick because their first was protected. I still don’t know why their first rounder was protected–but I’d assume it has to do with it being in the top ten of the rounds selection or something of the sort. Seems like inadequate compensation to me. If they only give up a second–maybe we should get a 4th rounder from them as well. But that’s not the way it works. :shock:

  2. lawdog says:

    Have we signed Manny yet? :evil:

  3. tired dodger fan says:

    I guess the Dodgers found their back up catcher. I heard on the radio not sure if it was a done deal or pretty close to a done deal. Isnt he kind of old. I really havent seen him play all that much.

  4. tired dodger fan says:

    oops sorry the catcher is Brad Ausmus

  5. lawdog says:

    Ausmus= 37 years old= great defense! Great backup catcher! :)

  6. lawdog says:

    Free-agent catcher Brad Ausmus has agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with the Dodgers, according to a major-league source.
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    Ausmus, seeking to play for a team near his home in Del Mar, Ca., chose the Dodgers over the Padres, who are also in the market for a backup catcher.

    The Dodgers figure to be a stronger contender in the NL West next season than the Padres, who are reducing their payroll to $40 million.

    Ausmus, 39, will be a backup to Russell Martin. He would have filled a similar role with the Padres, serving as a veteran mentor to Nick Hundley.

    A three-time Gold Glove winner, Ausmus began his career with the Padres in 1993. He has spent 10 of his last 12 seasons with the Astros.

    In 81 games last season, Ausmus batted .218 with a .303 on-base percentage, three homers and 24 RBIs. He ranks ninth all-time with 1,857 games caught.

    WOW! .218 with a .303 OPB. I could that well. Give me the 1 million dollar deal! :evil:

  7. Badger says:

    Yeah but ldawg, can you even get into a squat, let alone stay in it for 9 innings?

    Ausmus is the perfect back-up catcher. Good hire.

    The What’s Hot line that caught my attention:

    Yankees aren’t done yet.

  8. lawdog says:

    I CAN SURE HIT .200. And even if I have to be pulled off the field after 2 hours squatting, I’d be a lot cheaper!

  9. lawdog says:

    Hell, give me $50,000! Save your money for the old farts that used to be players!!

  10. Badger says:

    Well, that’s me.

    And I accept the offer.


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