St. Louis Cardinals 2013 post season MVPs.
Today, the #Dodgers declined the 2014 options on both Mark Ellis and Chris Capuano.
Not wasting any time.
It's now time for Dodgers to make decisions on their 10 free agents - latimes.com
From all the people on that list, the only two I think we really need back is Wilson and Howell to make sure our bullpen stays strong. Problem is the both of them, especially Wilson, will probably be looking for team who wants to give them a closer job. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I would actually like to see Uribe come back. Not so much for what he will do on the field, but more for what he does to help build clubhouse chemistry. Everyone else I can live without. I actually wouldn't be surprised if we end up seeing Nolasco and Punto down the I-5 next season wearing Angels uniforms.
The costs and benefits of pursuing Masahiro Tanaka - Los Angeles - Dodgers Report - ESPN Los Angeles
A $100 Million posting fee? It's certainly not my money but I really hope the Dodgers scouts are sold on Tanaka if they're going to dole out that kind of cash.
Not much going on right now, so I'm just throwing this out there for discussion.
Marlins GM Dan Jennings says Giancarlo Stanton is not available on trade*market | SI Wire
Stanton belongs in Dodger blue. I know it's heresy to talk about trading Puig but I absolutely would deal Puig if Stanton is coming back the other way. Dangling Puig would have to get Marlins management to think twice about moving Stanton. Stanton is only one year older than Puig and he already has 117 career HR. The guy's power is just ridiculous. The only concern with Stanton is his injury history but he's such a stud at the plate that I'd take that gamble every day of the week.
Puig's talent on the other hand is something you see once in a generation. Considering how young and inexperienced Yasiel is on and off the field, I think the gamble is well worth it if Puig shows serious signs that he wants to improve as a ballplayer and as a human being. Judging from what I have seen so far this offseason I think Yasiel is doing a job putting himself around mentor people who seem to be keeping him on the straight and narrow.
Old news that Kemp, Ethier and Crawford are going to be on the market. GM meetings are this week so we should start hearing names and teams that will be interested.
Could Dodgers deal Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford? - latimes.com
Just announced, Puig losses Rookie of the Year to the Marlins Jose Fernandez.
No offense to Fernandez, he is very worthy of the award, but the baseball sports writers are stupid. Matt Kemp lost out to that cheater Braun because Ryan's team made the playoffs, but Puig who sparked the Dodgers from worst to first losses out to a player on one of the worst teams in baseball? So the Angels are a bad enough team for Mike Trout's WAR stat not to matter, but players to 100 + loss teams WAR stat is totally valid for them to win awards? I swear. :frusty:splat: