Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Colletti Continues Scraping Bottom of NL West Barrel

Dodgers Sign Tony Gwynn Jr. (MLBTR)

A minor-league deal would be understandable, but the the article/tweet says "one-year major league deal." Welcome to the rotating door that is left field!

UPDATE: Other hires:

#Dodgers have hired Wade Taylor as an advance scout (formerly of Yankees and Nationals)
#Dodgers have also hired Bill Latham as a pro scout (formerly of Red Sox)

20 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

What I'm asking myself is whether he will suck harder than Jose Cruz, Jr.?

Dusty Baker said...

He only gets about three hits per year, and they are usually against us when we can least afford them.

Seriously? I hope on October 3, 2011 I can look back and say what an idiot I was for doubting this signing. I'll assign myself a task to report back on that date with an answer.

Steve Sax said...

#Dodgers have hired 74-Z bike pilot as a biker scout (formerly of Imperial Stormtrooper Corps)

Steve Sax said...

#Dodgers have hired Arthur Rose Eldred as an Eagle Scout (formerly of BSA)

Mr. Customer said...

#The Dodgers have purchased a 1971 International Scout (Model 800B) as a reclamation project from Stan Wiedeman's side yard in 29 Palms

Jason said...

#Dodgers have hired Jean Louise “Scout” Finch as Director of Precocious Children

Josh S. said...

Exclusive photo of Ned Colletti at the winter meetings!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I like this signing. Cheap, can be a solid late-inning defensive replacement, and can pinch run. But I'd still like another outfielder to platoon with Gibbons.

Dusty Baker said...

Fair enough, MLASC, fair enough.

Dusty Baker said...

Man, your International Scout comment made me laugh so hard I shot Sam Adams through my nose Mr C.

Mr. Customer said...

That'll clear out your sinuses something fierce!

Dusty Baker said...

It was the Boston Lager, not the Cherry Wheat, so I coped.

Josh S. said...

The Dodgers may have also signed Scout Willis, but it's just a Rumer at this point.

KLD said...

Does anybody else think that Xavier Nady would be a decent choice for left field? He was really good in '08, hurt in '09 then got limited time in '10 until Lee was traded. After that, he did pretty well. 2 years at 10 mill sounds reasonable. Any thoughts?

karina said...

I'd rather have Navy than Gwynn *sighs*

I have a hunch this WWinter meetings will leave either "Meh" or utterly raged :(

rbnlaw said...

IN other news; The Dodgers have just increased the size of their dressing room to accommodate a longer buffet table.

Uribe and Gwynn like this!

Josh S. said...

TJax:

"Also, the Dodgers are in negotiations on a minor league contract with longtime major league infielder Juan Castro, who potentially would be joining the organization for the fourth time."

Oh good GOD.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

HOLY FUCKING SHIT CARLOS PENA SIGNED FOR ONE YEAR AT TEN MILLION GOD FUCKING DAMMIT FUCKING COLLETTI YOU FUCKING SUCK I HATE YOU I HATE YOU

Josh S. said...

@MLASC: Boras is persona non grata in L.A.

And not that I care, but have the Angels made ANY moves. I keep hearing that they're in on Crawford, but it just seems like a talking point rather than a reality. I thought Arte was supposed to be the fan-friendly spend-happy owner.

Dusty Baker said...

Juan Castro can be the 7th man in our rotation.