That's a weird title, eh?
Yes, I am well aware that Mark Ellis played 126 games for the Dodgers last season hitting .270/.323/.351/.674 with a fielding percentage of .989 and was nominated for a Gold Glove.
But after the season, the Dodgers decided to decline his 2014 option for $5.75M
Though Ken Rosenthal and his sources had this to tweet this morning...
It was obvious that Mark Ellis’s time with the Los Angeles Dodgers was up when they signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero.
The Dodgers declined the 36 year old veterans $5.75 million dollar option but expressed interest in him returning to the team. His return to the Dodgers may be unlikely, but he’s still picking up some interest from other teams in the league.
Mark Ellis‘ tenure with the Dodgers is a pretty simple one to sum up: good to excellent defense, below-average hitting made worse by Don Mattingly‘s insistence on batting him second, and the inevitable leg injury.
2013 provided more of the same old same old from Mark. Ellis saved roughly seven runs with the leather while hitting just .270/.323/.351/.674, posting a...
The Dodgers may have waived their 2014 option on Mark Ellis and lefty Chris Capuano but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be negotiating with both players for a reduced role of some kind.
The team has exclusive negotiation rights through Monday to try and sign both players (along with the 10 other free agents from last season’s roster) and would likely be interested in each...
The Dodgers declined the options on starter Chris Capuano and second baseman Mark Ellis yesterday, and while one decision was an easy call, the other might not have been so clear.
The Dodgers announced on Twitter that they have declined their options on Mark Ellis and Chris Capuano. Ellis’ contract contained a $5.75MM club option, and Caupano’s deal contained an $8MM mutual option...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have declined to exercise their 2014 options on infielder Mark Ellis and pitcher Chris Capuano, making both free agents.
Ellis had a $5.75 million option, and he will be paid a $1 million buyout. The 36-year-old second baseman batted .264 with 13 home runs and 79 RBIs in two seasons with the team. He's expected to be replaced by Cuban infielder Alexander...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2013
Second baseman Mark Ellis and left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano became free agents Thursday as the Dodgers declined to exercise their options for next season.
The steady-fielding Ellis became expendable when the Dodgers signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero to a four-year, 28-million contract. Guerrero is expected to replace Ellis at second base.
Ellis, 36, was a Gold Glove...
The Dodgers 2B is out of the hospital after six days after undergoing emergency leg surgery, without which doctors say he could have lost the lower part of his leg.
I was definitely in the minority when the Dodgers signed Mark Ellis in November. Perhaps it's because living in Northern California, I get to watch a lot of Oakland Athletics' games, so I saw him play a lot. Perhaps it's because I have no idea what I'm talking about.
This is what I wrote the day he signed:
"Ellis will likely be the team's starting...
Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis needed emergency surgery after injuring his leg on Saturday night, and a recent report indicates he was dangerously close to losing a leg.