It scares me when I agree with TJ Slimers, but I too have a lot of questions about the new owners. TJ articulates it in depth HERE in THE LA TIMES
Maybe I’m wrong, but the auction was halted after it started like this: Kroenke: “We bid 1.5 Billion”; Cohen: “We bid $1.6 Billion“; Magic: “We bid $2.15 billion, we’ll let you keep the land and we’ll make you a partner.“ McCourt: “Sold, the bidding is over!“ That’s pretty much what happened – Guggs & Company paid about a half billion more than the next bidder. Is it stupid or sly? Or both? That’s what I want to know. I mean, do they really have to pay that much? I am not privy to what went on behind the scenes, but Frank McCourt was the big winner. Magic was the fans’ choice, but what is the cos?. It may take a year or two to sort it all out.
I’ll say it again – Andre Ethier will finish in the Top 5 in MVP Balloting and Chris Capuano will win 20 games!
Todd Coffey and Jamey Wright looked pretty good all spring… until yesterday when they looked like crap. Let’s hope that was just a blip. The Dodgers need both of those guys.
It looks like Nate Eovaldi might break with the team in place of Ted Lilly who will be on the DL, or maybe it will be Josh Lindblom. I know the Dodgers don’t need a 5th starter for quite some time, but Eovaldi can also pitch out of the pen at the start of the year to save his arm.
David Wright would look good in the #2 spot of this batting order. What would it take to get him?
Matt Kemp will be just fine this season. Ignore his K’s right now – they will go down when the season starts.
Will Steve Cohen now try and buy the Mets?
How far has Ramon Troncoso fell? No one claimed him. No one – and he’s back at AAA.
About Mark Timmons
When you see the invisible, you can do the impossible!