Found December 05, 2011 on Sons of Steve Garvey:
Real Nomo prepares to sue for defamation. Hello, my name may or may not be Hideo Nomo, and I am honored and grateful to have been elevated (along with my homies-in-crime Baker & Stubbs) from comment section squatter to full-on Son of Steve Garvey. (I just hope Dad knows he has these extra mouths to feed now.) A bit of my history with the Dodgers: I was christened a Dodger fan at birth, as most kids born in L.A. in the ‘70s were. I learned how to both love and hate the Dodgers from my great-grandfather, for whom saying “You goddamn Bums!” was as easy as breathing. I consider myself a lifelong Dodger fan, though there were long stretches of my life where I didn’t care at all about them. We’ll call those the dark times. The most recent dark time ended in 2008 when I went to a game and saw Chad Billingsley strike out 13 Marlins. I was back in with a vengeance. Prior to that game, the Dodgers had lost just about every game I attended. I attended two baseball camps in my you...

Dodgers Winter Meetings: Day One Recap

The Winter Meetings are in full force, and it will be interesting to see what kind of damage Dodgers GM Ned Colletti can do this week. There is a lot to cover here, so grab a beer, throw your feet up and get ready to dive in. Jamie Hoffman has been claimed off waivers by the Colorado Rockies, just one of the many roster moves that will likely take place in the coming days. This...

What Happened To The Youth Movement Ned?

I understand that the bankruptcy stage in Los Angeles is a big prohibitor of why Colletti is doing what he is doing this winter. No matter how much it pains me to see the Dodgers pass up on Prince Fielder. Opportunities to find a franchise first baseman, on the open market, while being at the prime baseball age of 27 just doesn't happen. Colletti was quoted yesterday...

Dodgers sign Jerry Hairston

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers Monday announced the signing of infielderoutfielder Jerry Hairston, Jr. to a two-year contract. The announcement was made by Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti. Jerry adds more versatility to our club and will help us at second and third base, shortstop as well as left and center field, said Colletti. He brings a veteran presence that can also...

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Aaron Harang To 2 Year/$12 Million Deal + Analysis

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed right-handed starting pitcher Aaron Harang to a 2 year deal worth $12 million, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated. The deal is assumed to be back loaded, but there’s no confirmation on that yet. —– Once upon a time, Harang was a consistent workhorse type of pitcher for the Reds, posting three consecutive seasons with an ERA- below...

Kuroda a Great Fit for D-backs

As it had a few weeks ago, word came out today that the D-backs are interested in Hiroki Kuroda. If they were able to sign him, the move would be a win for both player and team, and would round the D-backs roster out nicely. From the D-backs perspective, Kuroda may be the best starter on the market. He is reportedly looking for $12-13 million a season, which would make him the D...

Dodgers sign Josh Bard to one-year deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Josh Bard to a one-year deal, believed to be $750k Jon Heyman of CBSSports reports. Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times clarifies the signing by noting that the deal is a minor-league deal. In 81 at-bats this season, Bard hit .210. The move is considered odd as the Dodgers are set to go with A.J. Ellis behind the plate and recently signed Matt Treanor...

Good News / Bad News

Well, the good news is that the Dodgers seem to be off their binge of signing ex-Giants to questionable contracts. In the tradition of Mark Loretta and Andy Ashby, it's ex-Padres we crave now. Still, can we fault the Dodger brain trust for wanting to capture some of that San Diego mojo? They've had some magical years down there.Photos: Denis Poroy / AP ; Paul Bereswill / Getty ;

Dodgers Add Hairston, Jr., Frank Has "Absolute" Control Over Parking Lots, Josh Bard A New Dodger

Belated: The Dodgers signed Jerry Hairston, Jr. to a 2-year/$6M deal. It's terrible. That is all. The Dodgers have subpoenaed Chase Carey, the same Fox exec who once traded Mike Piazza to Florida, earning the eternal wrath of Dodger fans everywhere. On Dec. 27, Fox will ask Gross to dismiss the Dodgers from bankruptcy, arguing that owner Frank McCourt can repay the Dodgers...

Report: Dodgers reach 2-year deal with P Harang

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached agreement on a two-year contract with veteran righthander Adam Harang. reported the deal is worth $12 million for the 33-year-old Harang. Harang posted a 14-7 record and 3.64 ERA in 28 starts with the San Diego Padres last season. He had spent much of his career with the Cincinnati Reds, going 18-38 over his final three seasons following...

Fox Sports attorneys seek to depose McCourt, Selig

Attorneys for Fox Sports want to depose Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig as they try get the Dodgers' bankruptcy case dismissed.

Ledezma among Dodgers' non-roster signees

The Dodgers have signed four non-roster players to Minor League contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training -- three of them pitchers -- and are close to signing another.

Dodgers are close to signing Harang

The Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing a deal with pitcher Aaron Harang, a source said Monday, and have agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with utility man Jerry Hairston Jr.

Dodgers sign utility infielder Hairston to deal

The Dodgers capped a flurry of activity on the first day of baseball's winter meetings by signing free-agent infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. to a two-year, $6 million contract.

Dodgers could be in for a barren winter

General Manager Ned Colletti has less cash than usual to add the tools the team will need for next season.Before the next owner is in place and starts promising to restore the team to its former glory, it looks as though the Dodgers will have to endure another barren winter.

Dodgers file settlement agreement with MLB

Major League Baseball is staying neutral in the fight between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Fox Sports as the team works to emerge from bankruptcy.
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