Rod Barajas gets $4 mil. Jamey Carroll gets $7.5 mil. Let me do the math: Based upon that, Prince Fielder should get a 10 year/$500 million dollar deal. He’ll just ride into town and take over the owners’ suite.
I think you will see some insane contracts this year. I like Jamey Carroll – he was a nice signing for $3.5 mil for 2 years, but now at age 38 he suddenly becomes worth twice that? WOW! Good for him!
Maybe this is the time to stand pat. Maybe a tweak here or there, but this team ain’t horrible.
Sometimes you just have to be lucky – Juan Rivera has had a good year or two, but in the right situation, he could have a career year. Could… or not.
This is for Ned: A.J. Ellis can catch, so can Fed-X. The hitting may be weak or not. Ellis actually has a good OB% in minimal MLB service… and he can catch (did I mention that?). Go with Ellis and Fed-X and forget the vets that you love so much. I mean it-DON’T DO IT! DON’T SIGN A RE-TREAD!
One more memo for Ned: If Aaron Hill can be signed at a “decent” price, do it. This guy has been hampered by injuries, but he has a huge upside and is only 29. 2B is a position where the Dodgers need help. Hill has had a season where he was “Jeff Kent-esque.” Hey, some of this is just blind “luck.”