Found December 08, 2011 on Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
Today, we're taking a trip to a far away place, up high above the clouds, in Cardboard Heaven. I've made stops there before, beginning way back with my first trade and ending with my one hundredth trade. There was even a stop in-between. For our fourth trade, Cam sent me some really great stuff. We'll start off with one of my favorite non-Chargers, Patrick Willis.Numbered 52/75 - that would be Willis' number (!) - it's my second hit of the elite linebacker. The man is a beast. I truly wish he was in San Diego. A Willis UD Masterpieces on-card auto is a card I'm dying to get my hands on. Oh, and the design of this colorful-swatched hit is just nails. Nails.Next up, a sweet and shiny 2004 Topps Finest RC of former Charger's running back Michael Turner.Completing a Trifecta of sorts for this trade, an on-card and chrome-y John Ely RC autograph, which marks my second Ely certified signature.The last scanned card is this awesome Mojo Drew rookie. We could all ...

Dodgers Winter Meetings: Final Day Recap

So the Dallas Winter Meetings are over, and while Colletti failed to make a big splash, he also didn't do a whole lot of damage either. We did find out from Dylan Hernandez that the Dodgers will not be bidding on Yu Darvish. I have my shocked face on right now. The Dodgers finalized their deal with Aaron Harang today. I love the one year at $3MM for 2012, however 2013...

Loney spit at cop at accident scene?

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman James Loney was accused of spitting at a cop after being arrested over his part in a multiple-car accident last month, TMZ reported Thursday, citing a police report. Loney was hospitalized after allegedly smashing his Maserati into a Toyota, a Mercedes and a Mini at around 6:00pm local time in Los Angeles on Nov. 14. Police reportedly claim that...

Report: LA Dodger James Loney arrested for DUI

Authorities are awaiting the results of a blood test on Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman James Loney, who was arrested last month on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. California Highway Patrol spokesman Leland Tang says the 27-year-old athlete was arrested Nov. 14 after his 2009 Maserati hit three cars on a Los Angeles freeway. Tang tells the Los Angeles Times...

The Newest Dodgers Is, Chase Headley?

Molly Knight is tweeting that Dodgers GM Ned Colletti is looking into Chase Headley. We heard last night that the Dodgers were looking for a bat. Could Headley be the mystery guy we were hearing about last night? Colletti said that if a deal were to be consummated, it might not be before the end of the winter meetings on Thursday. "Nothing is imminent," Colletti said...

Trade Alert: Dodgers Trade Dana Eveland To Baltimore

Maybe someday I can be an Oriole Jon Paul Morosi is tweeting that the Dodgers have agreed to trade Dana Eveland to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for a minor league pitcher and a player to be named later. Eveland, 28, was quickly displaced in the Dodgers 2012 plans after the acquisitions of Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano. I was pegging him to be non-tendered by the Dodgers...

Harang, Dodgers agree to $12M deal

Pitcher Aaron Harang agreed Thursday to a $12 million, two-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, filling out their projected starting rotation for next season. The 33-year-old right-hander was 14-7 with a career-low 3.64 ERA in 28 starts for his hometown San Diego Padres last season. He joins a rotation that includes NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley...

Frank McCourt Has To Get The **** Out By April 30th + Will Choose Winning Bid

Bill Shaikin‘s latest article for the Los Angeles Times brings the welcome news that Frank McCourt has to get the **** out by April 30th and that bids will be taken starting January 13th. However, it also brings the news that McCourt will retain the parking lots around the stadium and will have final say on the new owner. Frank McCourt must divest himself of the Dodgers and their...

Dodgers showing interest in Chase Headley?

Molly Knight of ESPN the Magazine dropped this interesting tidbit last night:"Source: Dodgers looking into Chase Headley."Headley had the best season of his career in a few categories in 2011, but he doesn't bring much pop to the party. His slash line in 2011 was .289/.374/.399. The average and on-base numbers are solid, but the slugging isn't.#####The White...

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...

Looking Ahead to 2012

I have programmed up my simulator with the 2012 schedule and all of the updated trades and free agent signings (well at least the most significant ones). Still a little house keeping to do on updating my park factors and defensive ratings. Here is a preliminary look at how the simulator likes the 2012 Dodgers, including how it thinks the Dodgers will do on a month by month basis...

Righty reliever remains on Dodgers' agenda

The favorite for the Dodgers' right-handed reliever role still needing to be filled remains the man who had the role last year, Mike MacDougal, who turned into the bargain pickup of the winter.

Fox witnesses blast Dodgers media rights sale

WILMINGTON, DEL. (AP) - Fox Sports would suffer significant harm if the Los Angeles Dodgers auction off the television rights to future games, a sports media expert testified Thursday in a bankruptcy court dispute over the future of the major league team.Edwin Desser said the Dodgers' plan to sell media ...

Bankruptcy judge gives Dodgers extra time

A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware has granted the Los Angeles Dodgers more time to file a bankruptcy reorganization plan.

Dodgers get more time to file bankruptcy plan

A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware has granted the Los Angeles Dodgers more time to file a bankruptcy reorganization plan.

LA Dodger Passed Out in Maserati After Hitting Cars: Cops

LA Dodgers first baseman James Loney was arrested after sideswiping several cars on the 101 Freeway before passing out behind the wheel of his Maserati in the fast lane, police said. The accident took place Nov. 14, but was only reported recently by local media. It occurred just west of the 405 Freeway in Sherman Oaks, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Leland Tang...
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