If you're wondering how we ended up with three years of Juan Uribe's bat (to be fair, he seems pretty decent with the glove), Bill Shaikin of the LA Times has written a nice article that details Ned Colletti's off-season exploits and rationales. The most intriguing part?
But, if the Dodgers can stay in the pennant race, Trader Ned can get busy, or try to. Colletti saved a chunk of his budget last season for use in July. He did the same this season, although no one knows whether that money actually will materialize come July, with payroll up, attendance down, security costs up and McCourt's old law firm suing him.
So, declining attendance as a referendum on Frank McCourt's shenanigans: good. But lower ticket sales prohibiting Colletti from improving the team? Bad. Truly Dodger fans cannot have their Doyer Dog and eat it too.