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Wilkinson, Key Figure in Chavez Ravine Saga, Dies at 91
2006-01-03 21:57
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Frank Wilkinson, whose role in the 1950s Chavez Ravine land controversy I wrote about in October, died Monday, according to the New York Times, which has a lengthy obituary.

Comments
2006-01-03 22:05:03
1.   Bob Timmermann
God forbid if the local paper could run an obituary on a figure of major historical interest to the area and passed away in Los Angeles too.
2006-01-03 22:16:04
2.   Jon Weisman
Is the L.A. Times just slow getting it up on the wire, or just slow?

Just now waking up from my deep-in-bills stupor. I can't believe they found the miners alive.

2006-01-03 22:19:51
3.   Bob Timmermann
Except one miner did die.
2006-01-03 22:28:34
4.   Jon Weisman
As did Frank Wilkinson. But I'm trying to be positive.
2006-01-03 22:48:52
5.   Bob Timmermann
Who is for Gwilym Morgan and the others?
2006-01-04 00:38:10
6.   Bob Timmermann
Sadly this did end up with a "How Green Was My Valley" ending.
2006-01-04 00:48:16
7.   Louis in SF
Newsday is reporting that Duaner Sanchez is going to be traded to the New York Mets for Jao Seo. They say the Danny Baez deal fell through. Seo went 8-2 with a good era, but somehow this doesn't seem to be the top of the line or mid-line pitcher we need?
2006-01-04 01:22:49
8.   Bob Timmermann
Seo would be a good pickup in my opinion. He'd be a much better starting option than a lot of guys. He'd definitely be better than Tomko.

Seo will be pitching in the WBC.

2006-01-04 01:59:30
9.   natepurcell
my initial thoughts say this is a bad trade. we have potential in our bullpen but right now, sanchez is the only person that isnt really a question mark. he was our best reliever last year.
2006-01-04 03:07:43
10.   das411
Well, the Phila Inquirer has the PSU game results right and the miners being alive wrong. Pretty amazing considering both events happened, what, 5 hours ago?

Yes, I am posting at 6am, painful for me too.

2006-01-04 05:32:08
11.   Midwest Blue
10 - Miners did not survive (except one). Very, very tragic. I can't imagine the families' pain.

Will miss Duaner, but if Seo can be a good number four I think Colletti has done his job. Our bullpen is solid enough.

2006-01-04 07:14:38
12.   regfairfield
I'm not entirely impressed with Seo. He doesn't strike anyone out (5.5 K/9), gives up an average amount of home runs (.9/9) and is an extreme flyball pitcher (.86 G/F). He also had a fairly low BABIP last year (.282)

His main benifit is a low walk rate (less than two per nine) which substantially improved this year. Does he improve the rotation? Yes. Is he better than Sanchez? I'm not so sure.

2006-01-04 08:29:28
13.   Steve
Relief pitchers are born to be traded.
2006-01-04 08:42:14
14.   Penarol1916
The Mets fans on Baseball Primer seem to hate this proposed deal.
2006-01-04 08:45:25
15.   D4P
13
As are starters of Asian descent.
2006-01-04 08:54:22
16.   regfairfield
How could you pay seven million dollars for Hideki Irabu?!
2006-01-04 08:54:54
17.   Jon Weisman
New post up top.

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