Off-Season Thoughts

September 5, 2011

With almost $50 mil coming off the books, and what looks like a sudden youth influx of good to OK talent, what do we need but a bat that isn’t named Uribe.  Who knows what this off-season may bring, but something that probably will occur is Bud Selig’s insistence that if Frank is still owner during off-season, that any money he takes out in loans or which way attainable, are used exclusively for the team. Pujols, Prince, etc. Maybe that Yu Darvish fellow? Who knows, but for now, this team rides the trains with the baggage they have, and a sudden resurgence of Loney and Ethier amongst others have helped ease the pain most have felt throughout the season.

Do we need more help in the rotation, or do we re-up with Kuroda-San, and keep the team as is. Do we go all in with the chance at luring Prince or getting a now 30 year old Pujols, who some consider is now in his decline. Maybe, just maybe we become buyers this off-season, probably buying way above value just to get people to sign. Or do we get new management, new front office brain-trusts, and lure someone with the promise of a new direction. All that assumed, can we as Dodger fans actually see a brighter future around the bend?

This Day in Dodgers History

September 5, 1955 – In an 11-4 win over the Phillies, Dodger pitcher Don Newcombe hits his seventh homer establishing a National League record for home runs by a pitcher in a season. The victory is Newk’s 20th of the season.