So Joe Torre may be sticking around past next year &mdash guess he can't get enough of that "living hell." And, to the surprise of exactly no one, Manny Ramirez is returning for another season (and $20 million). 2010 is beginning to look a lot like 2009, especially when you consider that any savings from expiring contracts will likely be wiped out by raises, either through arbitration or new deals, for the team's younger players. Of course, this isn't necessarily a bad thing — a third straight NLCS appearance would be nice — but we don't want the Dodgers to become the Braves of the 1990's.
(And if you missed it, here's what happens when T.J. Simers stops trying to annoy people: "Joe Torre, witness to domestic abuse, helps others to manage." A welcome new perspective on Torre.)