Originally written on Feelin' Kinda Blue  |  Last updated 10/4/11
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The Dodgers today declined options on third baseman Casey Blake and right-handed pitcher Jon Garland, writes Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com.Blake is coming off an injury-riddled season, batting just .252/.342/.371 with 4 home runs and 26 RBI. This likely spells the end of his Dodger career, as the 38-year-old will probably head back to the American League.He received a $1.25 million buyout, per the terms of his 3-year deal signed prior to the 2009 season.In 406 games for the Dodgers, Blake posted a solid line: .262/.338/.431, 49 home runs, 192 RBI and a 107 OPS+.Blake, while solid for L.A., will forever be brought up among the worst trades in Dodger history, as general manager Ned Colletti foolishly traded Carlos Santana (and Jon Meloan) for Blake in the summer of 2008 -- just before the Dodgers acquired Manny Ramirez.Since the trade, Santana has posted a .244/.362/.459 line with the Indians.Great trade, Ned.The Dodgers also parted ways with Garland, who was viewed as a bargain sig...
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