Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dodgers News And Notes

No arb for Pods, Pad or Rod. The Dodgers declined to offer arbitration to their three Type B free agents; Scott Podsednik, Vicente Padilla and Rod Barajas. Am I surprised? Not really. I guess the Dodgers were worried they'd accept? It's just sad.  Very, very sad. They didn't offer Randy Wolf or Orlando Hudson arbitration last year either.

For Hiroki Kuroda, it was Dodgers or bust. During a news conference today at Dodger Stadium, Kuroda said he never seriously considered signing with any other Major League club and was excited about the one-year, $12 million deal he signed last week to remain with the Dodgers for a fourth season. I'm happy he's back too.

The Dodgers sign right-handed reliever Oscar Villarreal. The Dodgers added to their non-roster list for 2011 Tuesday, signing right-hander reliever Oscar Villarreal. Villarreal has spent parts of six seasons in the National League but hasn’t pitched in the majors since part of 2008 with the Astros. He has a career record of 24-15 with a 3.86 ERA.

Frank and Jamie are officially divorced. Frank and Jamie McCourt are officially divorced, even though their divorce proceedings could last several more years. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon granted a request to change the McCourts' marital status from separated to divorced, according to court documents.
The status change has no impact on the proceedings. Any assets determined to be community property would be considered as shared assets through the date of the separation, July 7, 2009, rather than the date of the divorce.


  1. I really hate the fact the Los Angeles Dodgers are afraid a guy who made $1 million last year and $500,000 last year would accept arbitration.

    The Dodgers must not like supplemental first-round picks.

  2. Dustin - I really am starting to get frustrated. Seriously, what does this mean for the organization?>

  3. Then there's a report the Dodgers were in on Aubrey Huff for $11 million a season. They can afford that but not what it would cost if Podsednik or Barajas accepted? It doesn't make a lick of sense.

    The upper management (Colletti/McCourt) are doing their very best to ruin this organization. True Blue LA did a quick analysis... the Dodgers have offered arbitration to only one Type-B free agent (Casey Blake, 2008) in the last six years (15 players total).

    Apparently the Dodgers do not like supplemental first-round picks.

  4. Of all them I wish they would at least offer arbitration to Barajas. I thought he would be a good back up catcher to AJ Ellis if Martin were to get traded.