Found November 15, 2011 on
Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
Not a terribly creative title, I know. Anyhoo, Jerry Sands needs to be starting next year. With Juan Rivera's ridiculous signing, it looks as though that will not happen, as of now. Regardless, I will continue to collect Jerry's cards when I can score them at a great price, and that's exactly how this awesome XFractor Auto - #'d 159/299 - came into my possession.I was able to land this off of the Bay for roughly the price of a couple of packs of cards and some change, give or take a few cents (or dollars, depending on what packs we're hypothetically talking about). I love XFractor autos, and this marks my second. I'd love to pick up another copy or two of this card, as I'm a sucker for on-card rookie autographs. The fact that Topps chose a great shot of Jerry and pictured him in his old number serve as the sweet icing on the already delicious cake.
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Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com reported today the Dodgers' General Manager Ned Colletti met with Aaron Harang's agent. However, Hiroki Kuroda is still the Dodgers' priority.Harang made $4 million last season with the Padres and received a $500,000 buyout when the team didn't exercise the mutual option.So, he made $4.5 million. Kuroda made $12 million last season with...
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Matt Kemp are in serious discussions that could land the 27-year-old outfielder $160 million over eight years, sources told FOXSports.com.
It would rank as the seventh-largest contract in baseball history.
Kemp's sixth season in the majors was his best. He hit .324 with 39 home runs, 126 RBIs and 40 stolen bases in 2011. His .586 slugging percentage...
This sweet spot signed ball comes courtesy of Steiner Sports Memorabilia. It was on sale for an awesomely ridiculous price, a truly great discount I could not pass up. It normally sold, at the time of purchase, for 90 bucks. I picked it up for thirty big ones. I absolutely love that Clayton inscribed his number. Good. Stuff.It was a fantastic deal I took advantage of months and months...
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt (left) and Matt Kemp attend the opening of a new little league field in Compton, CA. Kemp remained silent about reports he was ready to sign an 8 year, $160 million deal with the team.
Frank McCourt may have been a terrible owner but he is turning into quite the apologist. Ever since he lost his battle with Bud Selig to retain control of the Dodgers, McCourt...
Hooray! The Dodgers are going to sign superstar Matt Kemp to an eight-year, $160 million contract extension!!!
Booo! The Dodgers just gave middle-aged infielder Mark Ellis a two-year deal worth around $9 million!!!
Oh, you silly Dodgers, your decision making is so befuddling paradoxical. How can one team be so smart and yet so stupid at the same time. I mean that literally...
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday announced that they have signed second baseman Mark Ellis to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year in 2014. Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.
Mark brings a veteran presence to our lineup and he knows how to handle the bat, said Colletti. On defense, hes been one of the most dependable second...
Kemp, Dodgers On Verge Of Eight-Year Extension (MLBTR)
Twitter scuttlebutt is that Matt Kemp and Frank McCourt are supposed to attend a 1 p.m. youth field dedication today. Announcement forthcoming?
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Kemp says he wants to remain with the Los Angeles Dodgers but no deal has been reached amid reports that he's close to signing an eight-year, $160 million contract.
Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt speaks publicly for the 1st time since announcing he has agreed to sell the team. McCourt spoke at Mona Park in Compton where the team was dedicating a new Dodgers Dream Field.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are complaining that Fox Sports is illegally trying to interfere with efforts to sell the team and its assets, including media rights to future games.
The Los Angeles Dodgers filed suit against Prime Ticket in a television rights fight.
I wrote this about last weekend's Jamey Carroll Sweepstakes over at the Outside Corner. I'm planning on making my winter posts over there part of a recurring theme: the winter is a rough time to be the fan of any team except for a few of baseball's biggest spenders.
The latest out of the National League West..
Rockies General Manager Dan O'Dowd is after a "No. 3 or No. 4" pitcher, writes Troy Renck of The Denver Post. The team's search has led them to talks with Roy Oswalt, and the team is being aggressive in their pursuit, according to several agents and executives, Renck tweets. While Oswalt is interested, he'...