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Winter Meetings – 12/7/09 – 2PM EST – 10 Things

Winter Meetings – 12/7/09 – 2PM EST – 10 Things

I have been at the hotel for a couple of hours and this I know:Winter Meetings Logo

  1. Several teams are trying to get Juan Pierre, but they are wanting the Dodgers to pick us a substantial portion of his contract.  That won’t happen.  If the Dodgers have to pay to get rid of him, they will keep him.
  2. The Dodgers are entertaining offers for Pierre and George Sherrill (who could make a combined $14 million in 2010) and would be willing to take on another bad contract.  Aaron Harang makes $12.5 mil this year with a $2 mil buyout next year.  Pierre is set to make $8.5 million in 2011, which isn’t as bad as $10 mil this year.  The Reds clearly won’t take on this kind of payroll, so it would take a 3rd team to get involved.  Stay tuned!
  3. There Dodgers payroll will not be over $90 million next year as they are “cash poor.”  It may be less!
  4. Eric Stults will be sold to Japan (what will he bring?).
  5. The Winter meetings are just what I thought – a bunch of old baseball guys standing around lying to each other.  It is funny.
  6. The rumor involving the Tigers and Cabrera is fiction – the Dodgers have no interest in Cabrera, and Dee Gordon is at least 18 months away!
  7. Josh Lindblom is COVETED by lots of teams!  This guy will be a stud!  You have heard that from me for a while…
  8. Congratulations to Doug Harvery and Whitey Herzog for their election to the HOF.
  9. You know, if Frank McCourt would just come out and say “I’m sorry, but we are going through some tough times and I have have to keep payroll down this year“, I would be fine – JUST TELL US THE WAY IT IS!  NO SPIN, FRANK!
  10. Peter Gammons says “HI.”

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3 Responses to “Winter Meetings – 12/7/09 – 2PM EST – 10 Things”

  1. lawdog says:

    Dang! You got the ‘drunken owl” to engage in a conversation? Give him my regards next time you see him. You have to be impressed by someone who can drink that much and still hold down a television/internet job like he’s managed to do for so long. :puker

    Keep the reports a comin’! Maybe Franks will surpise us and have Fred and Ned actually obtain a player who isn’t a’ geezin’ his last few breaths… :shock:

  2. Ty says:

    I heard that the Dodgers have decided to use Lindblom as a reliever because he couldn’t maintain his velocity as a starter. That makes Lindblom a lot less appealing as a prospect. I’d be open to trading him if it means getting something good in return.

    This is going to be a very tough off season :(

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  1. [...] Mark Timmons of LADodgerTalk.com provides an inside look at what’s going on in Indianapolis. Timmons says, “There Dodgers payroll will not be over $90 million next year as they are “cash poor.”  It may be less!” He also says the unsourced rumor involving the Tigers and Cabrera is fiction – the Dodgers have no interest in Cabrera, and Dee Gordon is at least 18 months away! [...]


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