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Wishing upon a 2011 star for the Dodgers

December 27, 2010 | 11:02 am

New Year’s wishes for last season’s Dodgers:

Clayton Kershaw: Absolute superstardom.

Ronald Belisario: A quick visa.

Rick Honeycutt: Starters that last more than five innings.

Hong-Chih Kuo: An eternally healthy left elbow.

Russell Martin: A pain-free squat.

Ned Colletti: A budget equal to his market.

Ramon Troncoso: A 2011 like his 2009.

Vin Scully: Immortality.

Matt Kemp: A hunger to be great.

Kenley Jansen: Patience.

A.J. Ellis: A chance.

James Loney: No second-half fade.

Ryan Theriot: An OPS above .606.

Vladimir Shpunt: A new gig. Preferably on Earth.

Casey Blake: Youth.

Hiroki Kuroda: That one great season.

Stan Conte: Less business.

Rod Barajas: A season that approaches his first week.

Jonathan Broxton: A good diet.

Frank McCourt: A fair price.

Jamie McCourt: A villa in Capri. OK, two.

Vicente Padilla: Continued control of that tricky inside pitch.

Rafael Furcal: Health.

Jamey Carroll: The same effort.

Dennis Mannion: Full disclosure.

Ted Lilly: Runs.

Dodger Stadium ushers: Straw hats.

Xavier Paul: A team where he fits.

Manny Ramirez: A team.

John Ely: A better movie than "Surfer, Dude."

Scott Podsednik: A pain-free foot.

George Sherrill: More answers than questions.

John Lindsey: A better ending.

Carlos Monasterios: A third pitch.

Andre Ethier: An invincible pinky.

Garret Anderson: Peace with a great career.

Scott Elbert: Less mystery.

Larry Bowa: Players who aren’t so sensitive.

Chad Billingsley: An entire season like his second half.

Jay Gibbons: More of the same.

De Jon Watson: Players ready to make an impact.

The everywhere is Dodgertown campaign: Instant death.

Joe Torre: A decision already.

Don Mattingly: A rule book.

-- Steve Dilbeck

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