Found December 31, 2012 on
Here is a rundown of how the past 12 months helped form what could be a very interesting next 12 months for Dodgers fans.
A group represented by Magic Johnson purchases the Dodgers for more than $2 billion.
January: The Dodgers go up for auction and many high profile names emerge as potential owners. Mark Cuban, former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley, and Lakers great Magic Johnson are all mentioned. It becomes a felony to utter the name McCourt in public. Meanwhile, the Dodgers are caught up in what could become nasty contract talks with three key players, Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, first baseman James Loney, and All-Star outfielder Andre Ethier. The Dodgers eventually sign Loney and Ethier to one year deals and secure Kershaw to a three year contract worth $19 million.
February: Spring training opens under a bit of a cloud. The bankruptcy dealings continue to dominate the headlines. While the Angels are having no trouble selling tickets, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti is busy explain...
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The Hot Stove is cooling down a bit, but some are doing their best to keep it going. Like Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
Cafardo came up with this gem today regarding Kyle Lohse and the Dodgers.
"The Dodgers may jump in, even with Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang slated for the back end of the rotation."
Lazy journalism strikes again.
First, the speculation...
The Boston Red Sox worked out Bobby Abreu recently in Venezuela.
Abreu spent last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers batting .242 with three home runs in 257 plate appearances. The 38-year-old Abreu has spent 17 seasons in the major leagues but will likley have to settle for a minor league deal.
According to WEEI.com the Red Sox worked Abreu out at first base although he has never...
Tonight, December 31, is the deadline for all eligible BBWAA voters to submit their Hall of Fame ballots.
My own ballot has already been cast and I voted for Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio, Edgar Martinez, Jeff Bagwell, Fred McGriff, Jack Morris, Don Mattingly and Tim Raines.
I know many Met fans will anxiously await the outcome of the vote with the earnest hope that Mike Piazza gets...