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Dodgers’ Starting Pitching Finally on Right Track – Don’t Screw It Up

After season after season for what seems like a decade, Dodgers’ starting staffs were replete with names like super-stiff over-the-hill has-beens or never-weres such as Roberto (Fausto Carmon) Hernandez, Ted Lilly, Jon Garland, Vicente Padilla, John Ely, Eric Milton, Aaron … Continue reading

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8-Year Incentive-Laden Contract With Maeda Good Deal for LA

Over many years, through a series of various general managers, personnel directors and owners, the Dodgers have made devastatingly bad deals signing suspect pitchers to high value and long term contracts, from Dave Goltz to Kevin Brown to Jason Schmidt, … Continue reading

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Cubs Can Match Dodgers in Rating Worst Contracts Ever

I’ve written a lot over the years about some of the horrible contracts that the Dodgers have signed with questionable players, primarily pitchers, who were either too old for the length of the contract, who were too injury prone for … Continue reading

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Long-Term Contracts and Pitchers: Do They EVER Work Out?

In the history of huge contracts given to major league pitchers, the Dodgers have written the text book: The textbook on what NOT to do. The one caveat is that their gruesome history of throwing millions of dollars at unsuspecting … Continue reading

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It Ends Not Well for Ted Lilly and the Dodgers

A few years back, I wrote a post or three about the unfortunate shoveling of Dodgers’ money ($47 M of it) into the undeserving wallet of one Jason Schmidt. Schmidt rewarded the Dodgers’ largess by appearing in all of 10 … Continue reading

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Will Zack Greinke Be the New Kevin Brown?

Back in 1998, the L.A. Dodgers made sports history when they signed Kevin Brown to the first $100 M contract, agreeing to pay him $105 Million over the next seven years. Brown would be 34 when he threw his first … Continue reading

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Bleak Start to Off-Season Player Moves

As last season ended, the future looked good for the Dodgers and Angels, despite the disappointment of the post-season. The past month, however, has been a disaster, on all fronts. As the season came to a close, the news of … Continue reading

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The King Plays – Vikings Get Money’s Worth

In an amazing turn of events, there was a Brett Favre sighting on a football field, rather than behind a microphone. In tonight’s game in which the non-existent Kansas City “Chiefs” (maybe they meant to say “Chefs”?) defense made Tarvaris … Continue reading

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Jason Who III – The Bitter End?

Roy Halladay is still in Toronto, but Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Jarrod Washburn, Carl Pavano, Justin Masterson, Ian Snell, Clayton Richard, and even Pedro Martinez, all have new major league homes. While I emphatically said that there is no way … Continue reading

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