Bill Mueller retires to join the Dodgers front office, as per ESPN. He now goes on to spend next year fetching Ned Colletti’s dry cleaning…er, to become “a very special person in the executive ranks” with the Los Angeles Dodgers, as a special assistant to GM Colletti.
A $4.5M payout next year is a pretty nice salary—heck, I’d even throw in medium starch for free (Ned, you know how to reach me, here at SoSG). But more importantly, now this cleanly opens up third base for Wilson Betemit or prospect Andy LaRoche. Or even, the return of Adrian Beltre?