Baseball Toaster Dodger Thoughts
Help
Jon Weisman's outlet
for dealing psychologically
with the Los Angeles Dodgers
and baseball.
Frozen Toast
Search
Google Search
Web
Toaster
Dodger Thoughts
Archives

2009
02  01 

2008
12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

2007
12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

2006
12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

2005
12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

2004
12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

2003
12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

2002
09  08  07 
About Jon
Thank You For Not ...

1) using profanity or any euphemisms for profanity
2) personally attacking other commenters
3) baiting other commenters
4) arguing for the sake of arguing
5) discussing politics
6) using hyperbole when something less will suffice
7) using sarcasm in a way that can be misinterpreted negatively
8) making the same point over and over again
9) typing "no-hitter" or "perfect game" to describe either in progress
10) being annoyed by the existence of this list
11) commenting under the obvious influence
12) claiming your opinion isn't allowed when it's just being disagreed with

The Return of Names You Know
2004-12-20 22:11
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Giovanni Carrara and Olmedo Saenz sign one-year contracts with the Dodgers, while 2005 retiree threat Wilson Alvarez inks nothing less than a two-year deal.

Also, the Jose Valentin signing is official, as is the claim of pitcher Frank Brooks on waivers from Pittsburgh. He's a lefty, with a career minor-league ERA of 3.55 in 227 games (63 starts) and major-league ERA of 4.67 (89 ERA+ where 100 is average) in 11 games, but a nice 18 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings. Nine walks in that period, unfortunately.

Update: No official word yet about whether the Dodgers non-tendered any players at today's deadline for offering arbitration-eligible players 2005 contracts, but though I haven't seen it elsewhere, Ken Rosenthal is reporting on FoxSports.com that Alex Cora was not offered one. Caution for now: no source.

Meanwhile, former Dodger Dave Roberts, he of the Stolen Base, is on his way to San Diego.

The Angels continue to answer "money" to the question, "How to Win Fans and Influence Media?" by signing shortstop Orlando Cabrera, he of the World Champion Shortstopness, to a four-year, $32-million contract. Rob McMillin has a critique at 6-4-2. Though the Internet seems to be lining up against the signing, I've done no research on my own about Cabrera - I'm just mentioning it for the "Dodgers aren't the only ones to make questionable decisions" file.

Comment status: comments have been closed. Baseball Toaster is now out of business.