Here's some stuff from the BA chat
Jay (Lincoln, CA): Jim, what would you do if your Torre facing a logjam in the outfield. Jones has to play, but Kemp, Ethier, and Pierre need to fill the corners. Clearly, at least to me, Kemp and Ethier seem to field the best outfield, both defensively and offensively. I cannot understand why the Dodgers don't realize they overpayed for Pierre, deal with the loss and play the best outfield possible, while having a speedy bench guy who can fill in for 2 outfield positions. It almost seems like they are trying to talk up Pierre's value for a possible trade, or are rewarding him the position because of that ludicrous contract that he was offered and signed.
SportsNation Jim Callis: You may be right on both counts, Jay. Pierre would easily be the fourth outfielder for me. But Ned Colletti can't justify the bad contract or drum up trade interest if he rides the bench, which is what Pierre should be doing.Phil (Grand Rapids): Jim, what is your take on Chris Withrow. The handbook had him at a 88-91, but mentioned that he added velocity up to 95 or so during the summer. He has a big-time frame, and the Dodgers have quite a track record with high-school arms. Are we looking at a potential stud here?
SportsNation Jim Callis: Yes. I don't think he'll be a Kershaw-type stud, but Logan White of the Dodgers may be the game's best judge of pitching talent. Withrow added velocity throughout 2007 and it wouldn't surprise me if he winds up with a consistent plus fastball and curveball.Mike (Albany, NY): Hey Jim! Did you see the Mr. Snappy curveball Clay Kershaw threw to Sean Casey over the weekend? I mean poor Sean almost gave up baseball after that! Should the Dodgers plug Clay into the rotation to start the year?
SportsNation Jim Callis: I'd let Kershaw pitch for at least a month or two in Double-A. But if he continues to look this spectacular, I'd have no qualms about bringing him up in June.Jeff (NYC): Loney or Votto?
SportsNation Jim Callis: Loney.Dan (NYC): Kemp or Josh Hamilton long-term?
SportsNation Jim Callis: Kemp.