Manny has plated 12 hits, 3 HR, 7 RBI in his first 5 games with the Dodgers. "No player in baseball history has those numbers in the first five games with a new team."
...and we're 2-3 with him in the lineup.
TJ gives credit to Jones for manning up and apologizing for his disasterous season... and bashes on Pierre a little more. Excellent read...very unlike your typical TJ banter.
In a sorry season, Dodgers' Jones is sorry for things he said - Los Angeles Times
No surprise that team Furcal is saying this. I do think we'll make an attempt to sign him, Hu is doing good in Vegas right now but I think he's lost some luster in the eyes of Colletti and Torre.
While Rafael Furcal continues to rehabilitate his back in Arizona and aims for a September comeback, his agent said he is hoping for the Dodgers and the shortstop to come to a quick agreement on a new contract this winter.
"They're definitely the No. 1 choice," Paul Kinzer said.
Kinzer lamented the back injury to Furcal, which required surgery, postponed talks of an extension and most likely lowered his price tag. Furcal is in the final year of a three-year, $39-million deal.
"This wasn't their fault or our fault that this happened," Kinzer said. "If this hadn't happened, we probably would have something done by now."
If Furcal files for free agency as expected, he wouldn't be able to start negotiating with other teams until 16 days after the World Series. Kinzer said he would like to get Furcal re-signed with the Dodgers by then.
"If we get a fair offer, we'll have something done by then," he said. "He's not necessarily saying he has to test the market."
I'd be ok with giving Furcal a one-year deal so he can prove himself again.
Hey, my friend is now on the east coast, and will eventually be in Iraq. Does anyone know of a good way to see Dodgers Baseball on the Internet?