Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Dodgers.com Headline That Sums It All Up

Evan Drellich of mlb.com runs with the headline, "LA unsure where to go to fill roster", which sort of sums up how the Dodgers look one week from the trade deadline and just over two months short of the end of the 2010 season.

We're in third place, six games back of the Padres (with a crucial series in San Diego starting Tuesday), and manager Joe Torre has basically thrown up his hands in desperation given the lack of options that the Dodgers have at ANY level.

Meanwhile, no moves from Ned Colletti. Can we raise the white flag any higher?

Oh, and the piece ends with this gem:

Torre has been beholden to [roster spot waster Garret] Anderson more for his presence and intangibles than his on-field contribution. He's batting .186.

Actually, Anderson is now batting .181 after yesterday's 0-for-4 with a walk performance. But the PRESENCE he shows in batting 0-for-4: now that is indeed irreplacable. And intangible. And insignificant.

8 comments:

rbnlaw said...

Mark Whicker in today's Ragister was praising ex-Pod Ray GM Kevin Towers for building this year's juggernaut. He also predicted the Pods would bury the Dodgers' chances next week.

Dusty Baker said...

Mark Whicker can lick rim.

Eric said...

Hmmm, seeing as we have beaten the Pods 4 out of 5 this season and we weren't firing on all cylinders then either, I don't think Whicker is aware this Padres juggernaut is VERY stoppable. He must be the Register's answer to Plaschke.

The next two series with Padres are important to be sure, but I don't think the Padres have had nearly as bad a schedule and they can't take either series for granted.

Table said...

It truly is one of the most underrated unbelievably dumb things to be done by humans in this the year of 2010.

May Jay Gibbons, John Linsey, Xavier Paul, Jamie Hoffman, and Doug Mientkiewicz's tormented souls form together into one spirit, and banish the Angel to Anaheim where he and his obp may be forever.

Table said...

I knew I forgot someone, Trent Oeltjen belongs in there too.

Table said...

and Michael Restovich...

Mr. Customer said...

@table

I think you've just described Replacement Level Voltron.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Why is it that every time I look on mlbtraderumors.com I see that the Rangers are eyeing someone or are interested in a player and the are BANKRUPT. I mean, the Dodgers are handcuffed financially too GOD DAMMIT! Way to look like the 2nd banana organization this weekend with Haren moving to the Halos. We should trade Manny for Haren right now!