I think that was/is Logan White’s Mantra. Logan wants to draft pitchers and if he doesn’t draft a pitcher, he converts the guy into one (Loney, Martin, Jansen). That tells me that the Dodgers will be loathe to trade young arms… and that is good. What that means is that you shouldn’t expect the Dodgers to make a blockbuster deal for a hitter. If someone wants to unload salary, then that might be a match, but the young studs down on the farm are off limits! Very cool! I listened to Stan Kasten on Mason and Ireland and he is on fire!
Mark Walter has 100% control pf the Dodgers. Stan Kasten is President. Magic Johnson is an investor and owner whom Kasten would like to be involved as much as possible. I think his title is the same as Tommys’.
Buster Posey and Migel Montero are the best catchers in the NL (statistically). If there is a third catcher for the All-Star Game, who is better than AJ Ellis? Maybe Brian McCann, but his BA is .232. Right here, right now, AJ Ellis is better.
Casey Blake officially retired, although his body retired two years ago. I wouldn’t mind seeing him back in Blue as a Coach.
OK, here’s the deal of the day. James Loney and Allen Webster to the White Sox for Paul Konerko. Konerko is owed about $25 mil this year and next, so the Sox get salary relief. The Dodgers get another bat.
- Gordon SS
- Ellis 2B
- Kemp CF
- Ethier RF
- Konerko 1B
- Rivera/Abreu LF
- Uribe 3B
- Ellis C
Flash: This just in – Clayton Kershaw is human! Who knew?