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Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

Posted on: December 2, 2011 1:25 pm
Edited on: December 2, 2011 4:50 pm
 
Chris CapuanoBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Dodgers have signed left-hander Chris Capuano, the team announced on Friday. CBSSports.com senior writer Danny Knobler confirms the deal is worth two years and $10 million.

Capuano, 34, was 11-12 with a 4.55 ERA in 33 games and 31 starts with the Mets last season, his first after Tommy John surgery. He was 44-48 with a 4.34 in the previous five seasons in Milwaukee.

The Dodgers already have Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley and Ted Lilly at the top of the rotation and have also been talking to Jeff Francis and Aaron Harang. The team could also use rookie Nathan Eovaldi in the rotation. 

The Dodgers have apprently lost hope in re-signing right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, who didn't want to take a paycut from the $12.5 million he made last season. Kuroda could return to Japan, a place where he'd surely take a paycut. Reports in Japan say he's been offered $3.86 million (300 million Yen) to pitch for the Hiroshima Carp in 2012.

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Comments

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

I`m not a Dodger fan, but it`s sad to see that franchise run into the ground.  With Kershaw & Kemp that`s a potential playoff team, until you see the supporting castoffs like overpaid old man Capuano, Casey Blake, fat Ronnie Belliard, midget Aaron Miles ect. What next uncle Bud a move of LA to the AL West?  I`d love to see Cuban buy em, but no way they`ll ever allow him to own a team.(see Pittsburgh Pirates)  

Dodgers finished last year on a 44-27 run (.319, pretty damn good considering who was playing in the field. that's 100 wins over a 162 game schedule --not that I expect them to do that).

Ronnie Belliard is not on the Dodgers.  Aaron Miles was originally signed last year as only a utility player/pinch hitter but ended up playing extensively due to injuried to Uribe, Blake and Furcal (and he ended up hitting near .300).  Casey Blake will not be back, unless it is as a utility player.  Assuming no injuries -- 1B is Loney (who hopefully hits like the second half of 2011 not the first), 2B is  Mark Ellis (or Justin Sellers)   3B will be Juan Uribe and SS is Dee Gordan.  Juan Rivera is back in LF unless beaten out by Sands, Kemp in CF and a hopefully healthy Ethier in RF.  If Loney, Ethier and Uribe all return to form, along with another good year from Kemp, this team is going to score more runs than last year ---plus they have some good young pitching coming up (Eovaldi, De la Rosa, Guerra, Jensen, etc).  With a bit of luck, this team can compete in the NL West but I really don't expect a big move until 2013 when there is a new owner in place (its possible, as well, that is an owner is found soon, the Dodgers could make some major moves later during the 2012 season) -- but there are significant assets in LA already.

As for the new owner -- I don't want Cuban.  What does he know about baseball.  I would rather have the Guggenheim ownership group.  Guggenheim has $125billion in assets  under control (far more than Cuban) and Stan Kasten, an experienced, sucessful baseball man, to oversee day to day operations, and Magic Johnson for community relations/sales type activities.  A much better ownership group than the me-first Mark Cuban who's likely to go out of his way to aggravate the Commissioner and other owners (we had enough of that with McCourt).



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

The dodgers were paying kurode $12 mil a season to go .500. If they get the same from this new guy then they're ahead $7mill. Seriously, good pitching is not falling out of the trees, if you want what's out there you gotta pay thru the a$$ for it and that's what the dodgers are did. They have about $60mil to spend this year and they just spend $5 mil of it for a starting pitcher.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

Let`s see Bud Selig MLB leader & ex-Brewer owner sees to it that ex-Brewer pitcher Capuano gets one last pay day before he retires.  
I`m not a Dodger fan, but it`s sad to see that franchise run into the ground.  With Kershaw & Kemp that`s a potential playoff team, until you see the supporting castoffs like overpaid old man Capuano, Casey Blake, fat Ronnie Belliard, midget Aaron Miles ect. What next uncle Bud a move of LA to the AL West?  I`d love to see Cuban buy em, but no way they`ll ever allow him to own a team.(see Pittsburgh Pirates)  



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

Who is making the decisions for Dodgers now that they are up for auction. Maybe they are trying to drive the price down on McCourt just to give him one more kick in the ass on his way out the door.



Since: Jun 27, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

After watching him on the Mets last season, I find the contract a bit high.  He's very inconsistant...when he's on he's terrific, but when he's not, it's over early.  He's a number 4 or 5 starter and the Dodgers will probably regret going 2 years.
 



Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

Yeah this will put them over the top.  What garbage.  Why not let some rookie pitch next year anyway.  Next season is a lost season thanks to Bud dragging this crap out another year.  Dodgers need to play at the lowest payroll possible and then unload some cheddar in free agency the following year.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

Geezus. that means: me and the last 4 posters on this thread are worth $11 million each, from the dodgers.  There is nothing wrong with scoirty in america, nothing, i tell you



Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:31 pm
 

Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

i just dont get how the dodgers are broke....



Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

I was thinking the same thing. 5 million a year for average to below average pitcher? Crazyness. Work-life earnings for full-time employee with bachelors degree is 2.1 Million. Pro players overpaid much?




Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

$5M for a sub .500 pitcher in his career, sounds about right these days.  I thought teams were supposed to not only try to operate in the black, but win games too?  Maybe the Dodgers should consider putting $10M in a bag and lighting it on fire.......sounds like a better proposition than paying for more losses than wins by a pitcher; at least you only lose the money if you burn it.



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