Monday, July 02, 2012

Carlos Lee Passes on Dodgers; Dodgers Save on Post-Game Spread Budget

"Trust me, I'm a cattle rancher."

"If they don't want to be here, then I don't want them," said Don Mattingly about Carlos Lee's waffling, and amen to that. Lee just saved us from enduring another overweight, underachieving corner infielder (Juan Uribe: "That job is taken"), and a subpar defensive one at that. I'm not saying we don't need help; let's just start with guys who want to be here.

photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images


Greg Hao said...

The title's a little misleading here… Carlos Lee didn't pass on the Dodgers, he just dithered a bit too long and the Dodgers pulled their offer.

Don't get me wrong, I think that the Dodgers comes out the winner here as the fish wraps have been saying the Dodgers were to pay a great part of his contract as well as giving up Gould.

Frankly, Dodgers fans should thank Carlos Lee for not handing Ned Colletti another big mistake of selling the future short for marginal short-term gain.

Dusty Baker said...

Good riddance to the thought that this fat tub of goo would anchor first for us.

Anyone see those camera shots of Ned at the game yesterday looking very bewildered and frustrated? He must have been trying to think of the fattest second baseman he could to try to lure to LA and round out the Biggest Loser Infield.

Steve K said...

@ DB
Would Dee be the "after" picture?

Steve K said...

@ DB
Would Dee be the "after" picture?

Steve Sax said...

Carlos Lee in that position looks like he's going to crawl on over and devour Dee, as an appetizer.

Fred's Brim said...

This post needs a Milhouse tag