DODGERS: Offseason Thread

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  1. irish whiskey

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    Big Bat Looking Less Realistic For Dodgers

    By Tim Dierkes [November 15 at 2:05pm CST]
    Asked about adding a big bat this winter, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti told reporters including Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times, "As of today, it looks less realistic." Colletti has no meetings scheduled with Prince Fielder's agent, Scott Boras. I wouldn't consider the Matt Kemp extension to be adding a big bat for 2012, since he was under team control regardless.

    The Dodgers' 2012 payroll will come down from this year's $110MM mark, reports Hernandez. So far the Dodgers have committed $6.5MM in 2012 salaries to Juan Rivera and Mark Ellis, perhaps with another $1MM or so on the way for Matt Treanor. The Dodgers' new eight-year deal with Kemp could actually reduce their expected commitment to the center fielder for 2012. Colletti still hopes to add a backup infielder capable of playing shortstop. He's also looking for a starting pitcher, with Hiroki Kuroda currently undecided. Chris Capuano, Jeff Francis, and Aaron Harang are on Colletti's radar if Kuroda does not return, reports MLB.com's Ken Gurnick.

    Including Rivera, Ellis, Treanor, and the $11.5MM owed to Manny Ramirez and Andruw Jones next year, the Dodgers have $52.45MM in contractual commitments over seven roster spots. If we estimate $13MM for Kemp and $19MM combined for Andre Ethier and Clayton Kershaw, that's about $84MM over ten roster spots. Retaining James Loney would require another $6MM or so, pushing the Dodgers to $90MM. Kuroda or an equivalent veteran starter would likely eat up most of the remaining surplus.
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  3. DodgerLove DSP Legend

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    Wait, Mark Ellis isn't a big bat?
  4. TuborgP DSP Regular

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    This should make everyone feel better about payroll deduction and no big bat.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/11/dodgers-interested-in-matt-treanor.html


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    This could get ugly from this point on. Was Kemp aware of all of this prior to signing or was he being led to believe help was on the way and he was the core of it? Again the burden of team improvement in the words of Ned is Kemp, Eithier and Loney.
  6. LAdiablo Among the Pantheon

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    i think kemp will sue frank and everything will spin out control once again with the mlb having to intervene and finally kill frank outright.
    it could happen.
  7. TuborgP DSP Regular

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    How about this thought buddy!

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/sportsm...ring-glory-back-to-dodgers-through-ownership/

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  9. TuborgP DSP Regular

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    Yes the deal is sealed. We are now whole. Let the season begin.
  10. TuborgP DSP Regular

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    Has anyone heard anything about Tony Gwynn jr?
  11. irish whiskey

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    I've heard his Dad could hit.
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  12. GoatMilk DSP Regular

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    we've been a laughing stock since the 2009 season ended

    i thought getting rid of mccourt would help, and it will, but not right away
    as long as we have ned, we're still a laughing stock. signing rivera, treanor and ellis and kemp to the deal is cracking everyone up it seems

    SMH

    this division still sucks though. we're going to compete imo. hopefully kuroda comes back
  13. 4everblue DSP Regular

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    that Ellis deal is terrible... that plus the Rivera signature are horrible moves...
  14. GoatMilk DSP Regular

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    ned needs to GO AWAY

  15. Dodgers99 DSP Legend

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    ^That's interesting.
  16. bestlakersfan DSP Legend

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    Fuck Ned, seriously, fuck him.

    Ohhh, and fuck this too.
  17. IBleedBlue15 DSP Legend

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    Pisses me off that we're not adding a bat.
  18. TuborgP DSP Regular

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    Ned still owns the team and is in charge.
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    If we have issues abut our starting 8 what about the bench?
  20. GoatMilk DSP Regular

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    it's official, matt treanor is a dodger

    1 yr/850K with an option for 2013
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