Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Good News / Bad News

Well, the good news is that the Dodgers seem to be off their binge of signing ex-Giants to questionable contracts. In the tradition of Mark Loretta and Andy Ashby, it's ex-Padres we crave now.

Still, can we fault the Dodger brain trust for wanting to capture some of that San Diego mojo? They've had some magical years down there.

Photos: Denis Poroy / AP ; Paul Bereswill / Getty ; MLB.com

31 comments:

Franklin Stubbs said...

That Adrian Gonzalez guy was pretty good, though. I wonder what he's up to?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hairston wasn't part of the Padres last season.

He was part of the one that flamed out the year before.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I did note that, but it failed to make me feel any better.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I have to say though, the absence of Giants signings has been one of the few bright spots in the offseason so far.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Thank God for small miracles.

Orel said...

Meanwhile, the D'backs are collecting Dodgers — Gibson, Rawitch....

Franklin Stubbs said...

You forgot Derrick Hall.

(cries)

Hideo Nomo said...

...Kuroda.

(Rumored, anyway.)

Dusty Baker said...

"I have to say though, the absence of Giants signings has been one of the few bright spots in the offseason so far"

That's the entirety of the Sons 2012 Media Guide.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hairy Jerrston.

rbnlaw said...

And this from TBLA:
"If Harang deal is backloaded ($4.5m/$7.5m, as a guess) Dodgers will pay Lilly/Harang/Capuano/Uribe/Ellis/Hairston/Guerrier $47.75m in 2013"

Head. . .essploded.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I am... not surprised. Not even a little.

rbnlaw said...

Opening Day 2012 line-up (projected)

Gordon 6
Sucky old guy 4
Ethier 9
KeMVP 8
Loney 3 (suckiness TBD)
Rivera 7 (see Loney)
Sucky old guy 5
Light-hitting catcher 2
Cy Young 1 (will likely out-hit 4 guys in the order)

Spank said...

Boooooo!

Dusty Baker said...

Is he a light hitting catcher or a no hitting catcher? Unclear on this.

Jason said...

Are you sure Ned just isn't recreating the 2008 Cincinnati Reds? Appearing in 7 games and going a Eugenio Velez-ish 0 for 10 for that 72-90 team: none other than Ned's old favorite, Juan Castro.

Steve Sax said...

@rbnlaw 12:20p: Want to know what IS backloaded? Juan Uribe.

Dusty Baker said...

Now this is back-loaded.

rbnlaw said...

@DB
Light-hitting will platoon with no-hitting until one is injured; then A.J. Ellis will be called up.

Oh wait. . .

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least A.J. can draw a walk.

rbnlaw said...

DB,
Whaaaaaa?

Spank said...

DAYUM!

rbnlaw said...

I think DB's back-loaded model would draw a walk. . .or a HBP.

rbnlaw said...

Lohse is available. Don't tell Ned.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Is Ned the absolute worst GM in the history of professional or paraprofessional sports? I gotta think so

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@DBT: Please, Colletti isn't even in the same class as David Kahn. The man gave Darko a four-year contract.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Indeed. Not even the worst Dodger GM, either, so long as we are acknowledging the existence of Kevin Malone.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'd consider Neddy as more of Bowden or Phillips caliber

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Phillips is a good comparison. Really bad decisions to go with on-field success.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Darko really got a 4-year contract? Hell, I thought that was an SNL skit?!?!?

I guess Ned could do worse.

Fernie V said...

I thought it was just the free booze talking the other day. But I like this Franklin fellow, not in the that way.