Isn’t this supposed to be when the world ends or something? Oh well, I’m much too busy to bother with that. I’m just worried how the Dodgers will fare without Rod Barajas who had 4 million reasons to get out of LA.
Hey, is Russ Martin still available? (Cough). Don’t forget to check out Jared Massey at www.LAdodgerReport.com. You’ll recognize his Minor League Report.
It would seem unlikely to the average person that the Dodgers will pursue a free agent such as Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols, but I think it’s more likely than some think. The Dodgers need more “star power” and either one would provide it. By letting Loney walk and not resigning Kuroda, the Dodgers would save $15+ million which could go towards a big contract. For the record, I am not in favor of signing Hiroki Kuroda. Build a staff like the Cards.
Andre Ethier needs an “off-season-pull-your-head-out-of-your-butt-makeover” that transformed Matt Kemp last year. ”Andre: Control your mind, control your destiny and you will be an awesome player. Clean up your act!”
You might be surprised by some players who could be close to making the team, or even make the team next year:
- Zach Lee (look for big development next year)
- Chris Withrow (if he can just improve his control by 10%)
- Alfredo Silverio
- Garrett Gould
- Alex Castellanos (will they really try him at 2B or even 3B? I’d try it, but then I’d try Sands at 3B too)
- Scott Van Slyke
- Jamie Hoffman
- Shawn Tolleson
- Allen Webster who is my pick to “pull an Eovaldi” and make the rotation