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Since Ned Colletti was named Dodgers' general manager in late 2005, he's always been in a rush to sign free agents. One has to wonder why that is. It has cost the Dodgers a lot and is just a bad practice in general.Here are all Colletti's major signings in November and December:December 2005Bill MuellerNomar GarciaparraRafael FurcalKenny LoftonBrett TomkoNovember 2006Garciaparra (re-signed)Juan PierreRandy WolfDecember 2006Luis GonzalezJason SchmidtDecember 2007Andruw JonesHiroki KurodaDecember 2008Casey Blake (re-signed)Furcal (re-signed)December 2009Jamey CarrollNovember 2010Kuroda (re-signed)Jon GarlandJuan UribeDecember 2010Rod BarajasVicente PadillaMatt GuerrierNovember 2011Juan RiveraMark EllisDecember 2011Chris CapuanoJerry HairstonAaron HarangSome of these signings were good: Furcal (both times), Garciaparra (first time), Lofton, Wolf (both times) and Kuroda (both times).However, most of these signings were made in haste, either costing the...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with Andre Ethier and James Loney on Tuesday, signing both to one-year deals worth $10.95 million plus performance bonuses and $6.375 million plus performance bonuses, respectively.
MLB Trade Rumors projected Ethier to clock in at $10.7 million and Loney at $6.5 million, making their knowledge of the process disturbingly accurate.
Andre Ethier and James Loney have agreed to one-year contracts with the Los Angeles Dodgers that avoided salary arbitration.
Ethier agreed at $10.95 million and Loney at $6,375,000.
Either was coming off a $15.25 million, two-year contract that paid him $9.25 million last season, when he hit .292 with 11 homers and 62 RBIs and earned his first Gold Glove in the outfield. The two...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have avoided arbitration with Andre Ethier, signing the veteran outfielder to a one-year deal worth $10.95 million.Ethier earned $9.25 million last season while struggling through a year-long slump. The former 30-homer, 100-RBI man hit .292 with just 11 home runs and 62 runs batted in over 487 at-bats.His new deal includes performance-based incentives.Ethier...
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers avoided 66% of the sometimes ugly arbitration process by signing two of their “big three” arbitration-eligible players to contracts. All-Star outfielder Andre Ethier and first baseman James Loney each inked one year deals. The final name on the arbitration list is Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw.
Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw...
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"The Reds signed catcher Dioner Navarro to a minor league deal, according to the team's Twitter feed. He'll earn $800K plus $200K in incentives in the bigs, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Navarro, 28 in February, will provide veteran depth after catching tandem Devin Mesoraco and Ryan Hanigan. He's represented by MDR Sports...
The Red Sox may be close to adding pitcher in Vicente Padilla in a low-risk move to add depth to their starting rotation. Pailla has already received a physical from the Red Sox, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports. He apparently is about full strength and his fastball is back in the mid-90s. The 34-year-old pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011 but had his season cut short...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Andre Ethier has agreed to a $10.95 million, one-year contact with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Andre Ethier and James Loney have agreed to one-year contracts with the Los Angeles Dodgers that avoided salary arbitration. Ethier agreed at $10.95 million and Loney at $6,375,000. Either was coming off a $15.25 million, two-year contract that paid him $9.25 million last season, when he hit .292 with 11 homers and 62 RBIs and earned his first Gold Glove in the outfield.
National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw was at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, but he wasn't talking about his salary-arbitration situation -- or even about baseball. Kershaw and wife Ellen are on a promotional tour for their new book, which chronicles their sharing of his passion for baseball and her passion for helping orphans in Africa.
Outfielder and first baseman avoid arbitration with one-year pacts, but the team and the Clayton Kershaw appear far apart on a contract. Angels infielder Erick Aybar also avoids arbitration with a one-year contract.Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers appear far apart on a contract for the coming season, with the National League Cy Young Award winner asking for $10 million and the team...
The Dodgers and outfielder Andre Ethier agreed today on a one-year contract for $10.95 million plus incentive bonuses, according to CAA Sports, the agency that represents Ethier.
The Dodgers avoided arbitration with right fielder Andre Ethier on a one-year deal worth $10.95MM plus performance bonuses, tweets his agency CAA.
Andre Ethier has agreed to a $10.95 million, one-year contact with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Reds on Monday signed veteran catcher Dioner Navarro to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training as a non-roster player in big league camp.