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Dodgers' Web doings: How long can the Dodgers wait on Garret Anderson?

May 11, 2010 | 11:46 am
They’re starting to get a tad impatient out in the Web hinterlands on the play, or lack thereof, of Garret Anderson.

How long before the Dodgers’ patience runs out too?

Anderson is hitting just .122, that’s six hits in 49 at-bats. He’s added two walks for an on-base percentage of .154.

At Memories of Kevin Malone and Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness, they’re calling for his head. The Malone site includes video of Anderson swinging and missing last night at a pitch that bounced in front of the plate.

Anderson started slowly last season too, hitting just .200 his first month with the Braves. He then rebounded with four strong months before fading again in September. Last year, however, he was a regular and not a pinch hitter.

Joe Torre loves Anderson’s experience and his cool and is unlikely to bail on him soon. But if Anderson doesn’t get it turned around, he could force Torre’s hand.

Other Dodgers stories out there on the Web:

-- Torre denied a report from Fox Sports, and reviewed in The Times Monday, that claimed his friends were saying the financial effect of the McCourts’ divorce could make this his last year with the team at

-- That report included speculation that one team Torre might be interested in next year are the Mets, and’s Buster Olney thinks that makes a lot of sense.

-- Eric Stephen at True Blue L.A. writes that Torre should have given Chad Billingsley an opportunity to work out of his sixth-inning jam Monday night.

-- Tony Jackson at ESPN Los Angeles thinks with Monday’s 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers finally may be showing signs of life.

-- Paul Oberjuerge says on his blog he's sickened over the McCourts’ extravagant lifestyle and thinks Dodgers fans should stay home.

-- Michael Becker at the Riverside Press-Enterprise likes the way the bullpen responded in Monday’s victory over Arizona.

-- Steve Dilbeck