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Just Stuff

Bill Shaikin of The LA Times has an excellent piece comparing the Dodgers and Angels off-seasons.  Among other things, he writes: Colletti also said he has no plans to trade first baseman James Loney or pitcher Chad Billingsley. If another general manager dangles a power hitter (Prince Fielder?) before Colletti and says the Dodgers can [...]

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Quit Being A Robot

Quit Being A Robot

See, what the Robots don’t understand is that 25 men with passion can defeat a great army of trained soldiers. There is no stat for passion, desire, “want-to” or “can-do.” Ted Lilly, Juan Uribe, Jon Garland, Hiroki Kuroda and Rod Barajas wanted to be in LA for various reasons. They had a passion to play in 2011 for the Dodgers – never minimize that! Give me some guys who want to play together, who have a passion for being where they are and for the game and I’ll deliver you a winner!

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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…. [...]

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The Dodgers Most Difficult Question

The Dodgers Most Difficult Question

The biggest question mark this offseason is not the McCourt divorce fiasco, the Dodgers new manager, which free agents they sign or what trades they make.  The biggest and most difficult question facing the Dodgers is: “What do we do with Russell Martin?” It’s a simple question, but the answers are complex.  At first blush, [...]

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DODGERS CLAIM BARAJAS FROM METS

DODGERS CLAIM BARAJAS FROM METS

California native will add to club’s catching depth LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today claimed catcher Rod Barajas from the New York Mets. General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. Barajas had played in 74 games for the Mets this year, including 67 starts behind the plate. The Ontario, CA native was batting [...]

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