Dodgers Web musings: 10 questions, arbitration, Larry Bowa and more
It’s the quiet time for baseball, but not too quiet. Really, it never seems to get that quiet.
The Dodgers still need a left fielder and another left-handed reliever, and those topics get their share of attention in another look at what is being discussed on the Web about the Boys in Blue:
-- Dodgers.com’s Ken Gurnick lists his 10 biggest questions facing the Dodgers next season, and offers some historical evidence to suggest why they can turn it around.
-- TrueBlueLA.com’s Eric Stephen takes a glance at looming arbitration for three possible Dodgers -- Hong-Chih Kuo,Chad Billingsley and James Loney -- with a first look at Kuo. Stephen figures Kuo will more than double the $950,000 he made last season.
-- The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo talked to former Dodgers coach Larry Bowa, who blames his problems communicating with Matt Kemp for his being out of baseball this season.
-- MikeSciosciasTragicIllness.com’s Mike Petriello takes a look at the remaining candidates to fill the Dodgers’ need for another left-handed reliever. It ain't pretty.
-- LADodgerTalk.com’s Mark Timmons has joined Petriello in suggesting the Dodgers should sign Lastings Milledge as their right-handed hitting left fielder.
-- DodgerDugout.com’s Robert Timm, back from the dead, thinks the Dodgers should be considering Jermaine Dye for left field.
-- ESPNLA.com’s Jon Weisman takes a look at how close outfielder Jerry Stands is at making the big club.
-- ESPN.com’s Buster Olney lists his 37 top story lines for the coming season, with No. 6 the Dodgers ownership situation. He claims other owners want Frank McCourt out.
-- SportsIllustrated.com’s Jon Heyman, meanwhile, lists the Dodgers several times among his resolutions for 50 of the biggest names in baseball. For McCourt: I will sell the team.
-- FoxSports.com’s Bob Klapisch takes a look at the challenges awaiting Don Mattingly in his first season as a manager.
-- ESPN.com’s Enrique Rojas claims the Rangers are close to signing Adrian Beltre to a stunning six-year, $90-million deal.
-- Steve Dilbeck