Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dodgers Shore Up Infield With Jamey Carroll

Breaking news from espn.com:

Veteran infielder Jamey Carroll has agreed to a two-year deal for just under $4 million with the Los Angeles Dodgers, major league sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney on Wednesday.

The deal is pending a physical exam.

The Dodgers, Indians and Athletics had expressed interest in Carroll, who has played seven seasons in the majors. He played 93 games for the Indians last season with a .276 batting average.

Carroll, rather than Ronnie Belliard or Orlando Hudson (both of whom would likely have been pricier, obviously)? Hmm. Poor Blake DeWitt.

11 comments:

PavilionBum said...

Poor DeWitt? Who says Carroll's our 2B? He's a utility guy joining a team with no bench.

Mr. Customer said...

@PB

You are likely correct, but it wouldn't be the first time I've been wrong about something like the

(see: Loney, Free James)

PenosCabell said...

But Carroll is a veteran. You know Torre loves the veterans,

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's most likely a platoon role.

Neeebs said...

Damn, I was hoping for Belly.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'd say it's a decent signing. Carroll is a poor man's Mark DeRosa, and while I don't like the idea of a two-year deal, it adds depth to the bench, and we all know how much Torre loves a good bench guy.

Paul said...

Well we all know how I like a good drink but you don't see me spending 4 million on one. Wait let me check my bill....yeah!

Oh hell I will probably be calling for him to start over Furcal by May 1st.

DodgerBlue said...

Im been reading this blog since the beggining of last yrs season. I really love it. Best blog out there. Well i wanted to say that I believe its a good sign. Dodgers dont Castro, Loretta so this guy hopefully plays the role those two i named played last yr.

Mr. Customer said...

Oooh, a lurker! Very rare to see one out in the open like this!

*suddenly misses having Steve Irwin around a little bit*

Joking aside, you're right in that it all depends on the role he's asked to play. A little less wear and tear on the infield would be a step forward.

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rbnlaw said...

So what, Belliard would've been about $2M more? I like a guy who's produced for us in the past. On the other hand, Colletti seems hell-bent on reuniting former Indians.

Can Coco Crisp be far behind?

Joe Charboneau?