Tuesday, December 01, 2009

News Roundup

17 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

ugh - that is so stupid

MattyA said...

This is worse news than Team Flo getting slapped around! Arbitration for none of them? Seriously, we're that strapped for cash? This divorce is going to give me an ulcer.

Josh S. said...

Isn't arbitration, like, not real money? Especially when the Type As are locks not to accept?

Draft picks? Who needs draft picks?

Fred's Brim said...

jeez this is making me mad and has soured the Team Deltalina game 1 victory

Matt said...

If we use the draft picks, we'll have to pay them! Could this divorce last that long?

So good move, Frank?

(buries face in hands)

Josh S. said...

Eh. At this point, the Vin signing was the best move the team could have made. With him in the booth, they can put uniforms on mannequins and throw them out there and the game will still be satisfying.

Dr. Geek said...

Aren't the kids on the team supposed to see a raise? What happens with that?

JuanLove said...

we're so screwed. damn you mccourts!

rbnlaw said...

This is wrong for so many reasons. I would call this move shortsighted, but that would be giving it a positive spin.

So far in the 2009 post-season, our only major signing remains Ned Colletti. We're fucked; royally.

Jason said...

Well, Ned Colletti and a team of divorce lawyers.

This type of thinking has to drive Logan White nuts. With the thinned out ranks of the minors due to well deserved promotions (Kemp, Loney, Kershaw, etc, etc, etc...) and trades (Carlos Santana, ugh) there is no way he wouldn't jump at every first round and/or sandwich pick he could get his hands on.

Greg said...

Christ, this kind of sh*t is getting real depressing real fast. Especially after reading DT's other thread basically lying to himself to be ok with the Dodgers not offering arbitration to Hudson.

I say, let's round up a mob and head over to Charing Cross and cement over that olympic size pool.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

SON OF A BITCH

This is total and complete absolute bullshit. There is no excuse for not offering arb for Wolf or Hudson.

alexoldham said...

This is ridiculous. There is no way Hudson or Wolf agrees to arbitration.

The only reason I think a team would NOT want 4 high draft picks is their unwillingness to pay their bonuses once drafted. Did we become the Marlins overnight?

Dusty Baker said...

I want to fucking shoot myself now. Only thing keeping me from spiralling into a Blue depression, a homeless life of heroin abuse followed by a bizarre gardening accident is the fact that I can keep looking at FB's avatar and laughing my ass off.

JuanLove said...

Saw this on twitter from dodger thoughts: "I'm also expecting Dodgers to non-tender "Don't Stop Believin'"

Fred's Brim said...

Argh this is making me madder this morning. What was the risk here? The worst thing that happens is that they accept and you end up with two holes filled in your lineup with very good players for a little more than you want to pay. Worst case scenario, Randy would revert to the injured, mediocre, HR-happy Randy we all knew before last season and Orlando would re-break his wrist in spring training, but that risk is no different than anybody else we might bring in

This is dumber than the Rock of Love bus after some whippits

rbnlaw said...

Excellent simile FB.

In other news; The Lost Angels offered Lackey and Figgins arbitration. Just imagine the Angels with those Yankee and Met draft picks. They non-tendered Oliver and Guerrero to no one's surprise.