Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dodgers' news from around the Web

Other than the Dodgers being $573 million in debt, there isn't much going on right now. So, I'll link to some posts from other Dodger blogs.

But first, chew on this from the L.A. Times' Bill Shaikin:
"McCourt owes $573m in team debt, $131m to ex-wife, up to $200m on tax liability. That's up to $904m, with any Stow liability TBD. "
Frank McCourt is nearly $1 billion in debt. That's mind-blowing. After the sale, which Bob Nightengale of USA Today predicts will be $1.73 billion, McCourt could still live comfortably for 25 lifetimes, despite debt. Insane and unfair.

Around the Web

Evan Bladh of Opinion of Kingman's Performance has a great post about my all-time favorite Dodger, Mike Piazza. He recalls when Piazza was traded to the Marlins and when he returned to Los Angeles for the first time as a Met in 1998. There is absolutely no way the Dodgers should have traded Piazza.

Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness reminds us all of the glorious fact that McCourt has 100 days (hopefully less) as the Dodgers' owner.

Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts, inspired by Bladh's Piazza post, looks at every other team's Dodger MVP.

Jared Massey of L.A. Dodger Report announced he's moving over to Scout.com to be a Dodger contributor there. Best of luck to you, Jared!

Scott Andes at Lasorda's Lair wonders if the Dodgers should bat A.J. Ellis at leadoff. The answer to this question is absolutely not, but it's an interesting question to ponder. If anything, he could bat in the 2-hole, but his lack of speed would really hurt him there. He'll likely bat seventh or eighth the entire season.

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