Wishing upon a 2011 star for the Dodgers
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