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Trio Denied Arbitration

Trio Denied Arbitration

In no real surprise, the Dodgers declined arbitration to the trio which was eligible, namely Rod Barajas, Scott Podsednik and Vicente Padilla.  The Dodgers just decided they wouldn’t be “held up” by the process.

That simply means that they will not be back or that they might be back.  In other words, it means nothing….


Print the Tickets, the Dodgers signed  Oscar Villarreal. Organizationl depth, yada, yada, yada.

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29 Responses to “Trio Denied Arbitration”

  1. Badger says:

    It must mean something.

    Doesn’t it mean we don’t get supplementary round draft picks if they sign somewhere else?

  2. Mark Timmons says:

    I know that the Dodgers are interested in all three, but at their price, not the markets price.

  3. Ken says:

    Another good move by Ned. Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks.

    Padilla – High risk, need his health to progress before offering him any deal.

    Barajas – Need a more definitive medical report on Dec 1 before deciding Martin v. Barajas. Ellis may be a lock for backup C.

    Pods. Wait until after the Judge puts it to the McCourts to determine the real salary budget for 2011 and whether the Dodgers can afford a better player.

    Troy – Nice lyrics, I hope that some government employee does not think that including your kids is a violation of the child labor laws and accuses you of child abuse.

  4. Bobby says:

    i’m personally estatic at the thoughts of villareal and dana eveland battling it out in spring training.

    i may have to fly to az to watch this one myself!!

  5. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    Really would have made no sense to offer arbitration to any of them. Mark is right, if the Dodgers decide to sign any of them it should be at their price, not the market price. There are plenty of alternatives to these players on the market, and maybe even in-house.

  6. Badger says:

    I don’t fully understand the arbitration process, but from what I do know, I am a little surprised on Podsednik. He declined an option for 2011 that would have paid him $2 million. That isn’t that much for a .297 hitter who can still run a bit. If he declined that, what does it mean? He doesn’t want to play in L.A.? Ok, offer him arbitration and he likely turns it down. If he accepts and wins, decide if he is worth what he wins and cut him before the season – right? He cost us May and Pimental, and what do we get out of it? Nothing? Somehow, it just doesn’t sound right.

  7. Roger Dodger says:

    That is probably what most GMs think. Here today, gone tomorrow. Both players and GMs.

    I know that player are not to talk with teams at certain times . . . but probably agents do that — and have some light offers on the table for their players.

    In Podsednik’s case, maybe he knows there is a team wanting him for 2011 and he just turns away from other situations. We will find out later.

  8. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    I don’t know the rules regarding arbitration either. I’m guessing that if a player wins in arbitration the team is at least on the hook for a part of that award (maybe all of it–if it’s binding), whether they cut him or not. That being the case, if the Dodgers think Podsednik might get $3 million in arbitration, and think he isn’t worth that, and that they might even cut him, certainly they won’t offer it. And remember, the arbitrator has to pick either the player’s or the team’s offer, nothing in-between. So the team probably can’t low-ball their offer, because doing so might guarantee that the player’s offer will be accepted.

    Just guessing.

  9. fansince53 says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if all three end up re-signing with the Dodgers, but on the Dodgers’ terms, not theirs.

    Brings to mind that age old baseball saying: “I’d like to buy him for what he’s worth and sell him for what he thinks he’s worth.”

  10. Roger Dodger says:

    Looks like Lawdog wanted Charlie close to his home:

    Mariners signed knuckleballer Charlie Haeger

    So the Dodgers will probably face him in Spring Training.

  11. Mark Timmons says:

    Podsednik wants to start and the Dodgers wouldn’t guarantee that. He would probably get closer to $4 mil in arbitration and I think it would have been felony stupid for Ned to offer him arb.

    As fansince53 said, I wouldn’t be surprised if all 3 players end up with the Dodgers.

  12. Roger Dodger says:

    Where ever you are, where ever you go tomorrow — enjoy Thanksgiving, and be thankful for what you DO have. Family, friends, opportunities and so much more.


  13. Roger Dodger says:

    Watching the MLB Network channel, top hits of the season. Ethier’s grand slam HR to win was the 32nd one. Interesting, that was Sandy Koufax’s number

  14. lawdog says:

    32 was also OJ Simpson’s number. And Magic Johnson? 32 ain’t a bad number to give an elite player…

  15. lawdog says:

    Ruth and i will stay home and eat veggie franks and beans. Then watch some football on the tube and maybe wash the entree down with a few cold ones.

    The economic turn taken recently by our country and world doesn’t warrant much of a celebration.

  16. Roger Dodger says:

    Lawdog, do you get the Cowboys up there on turkey day???

    What’ ya think of them Cowboys???

    So the D-Backs picked up Duke. Ned did not have the big guy on speed dial.

  17. Badger says:

    Duke for a PTBNL?

    Don’t we have players we could name later? Duke is 27 and could have a positive upside. Was the thinking too many LHers in our rotation?

    Signing on Dodger terms instead of theirs? Maybe. But I think they can get as much, or more, somewhere else. Didn’t look like Podsednik liked hitting for L.A. much. He hit .262 for the team, .159 in Dodger Stadium…. the place where bats go to die. I wouldn’t blame him if he just decided to move on down the road. The other guys? OK players, not difference makers. I think their numbers can be found in a number of places. If Padilla could ever get 25+ starts, he could help as a #5. But, will he?

    ldog we are having a huge vegetarian feast with our spiritual group here in Sedona. I made garlic mashed potatoes today, the wife is making sweet potato bisquits in the morning. We should have about 50 people there. Then…. an afternoon of football in my Lazy Boy.

  18. Roger Dodger says:

    That was with the Pirates. Duke under the careful eye of Honey . . . now there is a 4th place finish for Cy Young.

  19. Badger says:

    He has pitched 200+ twice, which is two more times than Kuroda has. He takes the ball every 5th day so there is value in that. I don’t know what has happened to his WHIP lat year but, he sure gives up a lot of gopher balls. Maybe somebody in Arizona can teach him to keep the ball down. He made $4.3M last year. I wonder what Az intends to pay him.

    If you look at his 3 year splits, his numbers for the NL West parks are not that bad. He pitched very well in ’09. Who knows, maybe a change of scenery will do him good.

  20. Badger says:

    Mark Polishuk [November 24, 2010 at 11:07pm CST]

    Here’s a look at some notable names involved in transactions for the Dodgers between November 16-21:

  21. lawdog says:

    How about dem Cowboys Rog? They appear to be stinkin’ the place up this year. They should have bought a case of that hydrocodon syrup for the quarterback they released… :mrgreen:

  22. Roger Dodger says:

    Lawdog, I think the captain of the Texas Rangers (law enforcement, not ball team) is looking into the stealing of the football during the last several minutes of the game.

  23. Badger says:

    From this morning’s (11-26) wire:

    “The Chiba Lotte Marines have accepted a bid.

    Japanese media has reported that the Minnesota Twins and San Francisco Giants are among the teams interested in Nishioka.”


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