Ned Colletti nixes trade rumor, starts another + Mike MacDougal saga

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that yesterday’s rumored trade for a bat is now dead. I’m sure there were some out there who had pipe dreams of getting an impact player in the deal, but honestly, it’s just relief that the Dodgers will not be trading Chad Billingsley for Alfonso Soriano or something ridiculous. —– Unfortunately, Ned ... Read More »

Dodgers Correct To Show Interest In Chase Headley

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Molly Knight of ESPN recently revealed that the Dodgers were “looking into” Padres third baseman Chase Headley. In a surprising change from the rest of the players the Dodgers are interested in, this one actually makes sense, especially considering that Headley would basically be replacing Juan Uribe. —– Chase Headley was a top prospect in the Padres system, ranking at ... Read More »

Around The Web: White & Gillick + Hoffmann & Belisario + Cost Of Risk Aversion

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MLB.com: Outfielder Jamie Hoffmann was claimed by the Rockies off waivers, which makes it unlikely the perennial sixth outfielder in the system will be back. MLB.com: Remember Ronald Belisario? He wants back in. Ronald Belisario, not seen by the Dodgers since 2010, is again working on obtaining a work visa that would allow him to return to the United States ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Jerry Hairston Jr. To 2 Year/$6 Million Deal + Analysis

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Ned Colletti has signed Jerry Hairston Jr. to a 2 year deal worth 6 million dollars because…of course. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he’ll make $2.25 million in 2012 and $3.75 million in 2013, which means the contract is back loaded because…of course. —– In all fairness, Hairston is certainly versatile and useful, as he can ... Read More »

Around The Web: Magic Johnson & Mark Cuban + Arbitration + Minor Deals

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Los Angeles Times: Magic Johnson will front a group that is saying all the right things. In searching for the right fit for his Dodgers dreams, Johnson researched six prospective bidders, then interviewed each of them, beginning each session with one question. “I asked them, ‘What is your play here; do you want this team for the baseball or the ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Chris Capuano To 2 Year/$10 Million Deal + Analysis

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The Los Angeles Dodgers recently announced the signing of left-handed starting pitcher Chris Capuano to a two-year deal worth 10 million dollars. As for the specifics, Capuano will make $3 million in 2012 and $6 million in 2013, and he’ll have a $8 million mutual option in 2014 with a $1 million buyout. —– In 2011, Capuano posted a 4.55 ... Read More »

Ned Colletti Is Looking For A Veteran Reliever, We’re All Gonna Die…

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Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Ned Colletti is still looking for a starter, reliever, and utility infielder. All that’s left on his frugal shopping list is an affordable replacement in the starting rotation for Hiroki Kuroda, a utility infielder like Jerry Hairston Jr. and a veteran, versatile, durable reliever. I already took a look at the potential starters and ... Read More »

Anybody excited about Kevin Kennedy on “Dodger Talk” except Kevin Kennedy?

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Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News reports that former manager Kevin Kennedy will be taking over “Dodger Talk” from Josh Suchon and Joe Block. My thoughts? Ugh. Two blogger friendly and capable hosts, Josh Suchon and Joe Block, are exiting in favor of a generally uninteresting Kevin Kennedy, who I’m assuming only continues to get work because he ... Read More »