- Tony Jackson of EspnLosAngeles has the latest about Logan White.
- Will Tim Wallach be on Mattingly’s staff or a manager somewhere else?
- According to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com, the Dodgers announced 2011 season-ticket pricing Monday, with nearly 80 percent of stadium seat pricing staying the same or being reduced down for the fourth consecutive season.
- Boy are the rumors are flying about who the Dodgers will trade, sign and non-tender! Officially, 106% of the rumors are wrong.
- My take on who gets traded and non-tendered:
Russ Martin could be a non-tender candidate. Even though his offense has declined for 3 years, he stands to make $6-7 mil in arbitration. Ellis and Barajas would cost less than 1/3 of that. Is Martin worth that much more? He is admired by his teammates, but that goes only so far. I think My Favorite Martin is gone!
James Loney and Jon Broxton. I know there is a market for Loney, but I’m not sure there is for J-Brox. St. Louis could use a new closer and Dave Duncan might just be the guy to turn him into a super-closer. In my opinion, closers are overrated. The Twins lost Joe Nathan early in the season and made do. Broxton is replaceable. Here’s what I see however: Loney and Broxton will make $14 mil between them next season. $14 mil would get Adam Dunn or Adrian Beltre. I would opt for Beltre, but you might like Dunn better. Either way, I think the Dodgers would be better by signing one of them and trading Broxton and Loney, with the idea of getting a starting pitcher in return. Losing Loney, Broxton and Martin would save the Dodgers $21 mil and I beleive that a starting pitcher and a slugger would benefit them more. If the Dodgers were to get Beltre, I wouldn’t be opposed to platooning Gibbons and Blake at 1B.