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Dodgers still shopping

Posted on: November 26, 2010 6:38 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 12:13 pm
The Dodgers made today's big news, signing free-agent starter Jon Garland, but the team isn't finished spending.

On the conference call announcing the move, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said he's still looking for a bat and a reliever. He's also needs to decide on what to do at catcher, according to this tweet from Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times .

The Dodgers were expected to be hamstrung by the divorce of owner Frank McCourt, but they've re-signed Ted Lilly and Hiroki Kuroda in addition to signing Garland.

It's unlikely the Dodgers can afford one of the higher-priced free agents like Carl Crawford, Jayson Werth or Adam Dunn.

The Dodgers have three catchers on their 40-man roster, but could choose to non-tender Russell Martin. The team also has A.J. Ellis and Hector Gimenez on the 40-man roster. The team didn't offer arbitration to free-agent catcher Rod Barajas this week.

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Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2010 1:02 am

Dodgers still shopping

What can we get done? thought Seattle wanted to dump Chone Figgins Last year if that is true pick up Chone on a discount, and Ryan Doumont(?) from the Pirates. That gives us a better 2nd baseman with some fire, and speed, and Doumont I think is an improvement over our catching last year. I would like Adrian Gonzales and David Wright for the corners (I can dream right) and as long as I am dreaming one of the Upton brothers for the outfield or Jason Werth or Carl Crawford (yea Right but if you are going to dream dream big).

Since: Oct 30, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2010 5:24 am

Dodgers still shopping

i think hes a solid 5th starter.  now they need a BIG bat.  kemp and either dont cut it.  ive never been sold on either, and said when he started out hot each of the past 2 seasons to trade him.  not sure what the deal with russell martin is, meaning was he just lazy or extremely unlucky last year?  i also think torre was too laidback to manage young players.  kemp and loney need a manager who can get on them.  torre was so used to managing veteran players, and never needed to yell at them.  i hope mattingly is more aggressive with his young players.  other than a closer, the bullpen is solid.  broxton still has 1 year on his contract, and kuo is unsigned.  but broxton is too shaky and from what they said kuo cant pitch multiple games in a row, hopefully the doctors say kuos arm is strong enough now to pitch multiple games in a row.  they need a true leadoff hitter, frucal is a good no. 2 hitter, but too injury prone to rely on as a leadoff hitter.  i have so many ideas, and could write forever, but i'll stop the rambling

Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 27, 2010 3:39 am

Dodgers still shopping

Garland's a decent addition to the Dodgers staff, but far from a difference maker imo. I saw him all year with the Padres and pitching in Petco was the best thing that happened to him. He'll be a dependable arm for them though, which they have lacked in past years. They are far from fixing their bullpen and the lineup, which is their real issue. That clubhouse has alot of issues that are unresolved with Kemp still on the payroll.

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