Dodgers Now

The Times' Dodgers reporters give you all the news on the boys in blue

« Previous Post | Dodgers Now Home | Next Post »

Dodgers Web musings: 10 questions, arbitration, Larry Bowa and more

January 3, 2011 |  5:35 pm

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:

--’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.

--’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.

--’s Mike Petriello takes a look at the remaining candidates to fill the Dodgers’ need for another left-handed reliever. It ain't pretty.

--’s Mark Timmons has joined Petriello in suggesting the Dodgers should sign Lastings Milledge as their right-handed hitting left fielder.

--’s Robert Timm
, back from the dead, thinks the Dodgers should be considering Jermaine Dye for left field.

--’s Jon Weisman
takes a look at how close outfielder Jerry Stands is at making the big club.

--’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.

--’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.

--’s Bob Klapisch takes a look at the challenges awaiting Don Mattingly in his first season as a manager.

--’s Enrique Rojas claims the Rangers are close to signing Adrian Beltre to a stunning six-year, $90-million deal.

-- Steve Dilbeck