Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bunch of rumors to catch up on

The offseason is now officially in full swing, thanks to the Philadelphia Phillies defeating the Tampa Bay Rays last night to win the World Series. I'm glad the Phillies won and in dominating fashion, since it makes the Dodgers not look quite as bad now. It pains me to say this, but congrats to the Phillies on a great season.

Now it's time to look at a bunch of different news on the boys in blue, courtesy of
  • Russell Martin's numbers dipped this year, so there's again talk that he needs more rest. Expect a decent backup to be brought in. That may or may not mean re-upping Gary Bennett. My guess... no.
  • Ned Colletti and agent Scott Boras have not had much contact yet. Boras' clients include Derek Lowe, Andruw Jones, and Greg Maddux. Oh ya, and some Manny Ramirez guy.
  • There have been early talks with Rafael Furcal, Nomar Garciaparra, and Casey Blake.
  • Jeff Kent will likely retire, ending his great career.
  • A top starting pitcher is likely to be acquired, whether that be C.C. Sabathia or resigning Lowe.
  • Jake Peavy is probably not likely only because the Padres would want way too much in return.
  • Both Brad Penny and Takashi Saito are question marks.
  • While Juan Pierre and Jones have talked about being traded, neither has formally said that to the club.
As usual, lots of decisions on the table. This is already getting very interesting.

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