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Web musings: One former GM looks at Dodgers' options

October 4, 2011 |  2:41 pm

What to do, what to do?

It could be an interesting off-season for the Dodgers. Or it could prove highly uneventful.

But what should they do? Suggestions will come from everywhere, but here’s one from a former general manager who has some big ideas. Jim Bowden, former GM for the Reds and Nationals but now a commentator for ESPN, is suggesting a powerhouse trade with the Reds.

Assuming the Dodgers can’t sign Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols, Bowden thinks they should package Andre Ethier and Chad Billingsley to Cincinnati and consider trading James Loney to the Indians. Probably not for Carlos Santana, though.

Also on the Web:

-- Roberto Baly of Vin Scully Is My Homeboy, has found a story from Venezuela that has Ronald Belisario claiming he's going to save 20 games -- for Bravos de Margarita.

-- Orange County Register columnist Mark Whicker is not liking the chances of Matt Kemp to win the National League MVP.

-- ESPN/L.A.’s Jon Weisman looks back on Eugenio Velez and his amazing O-fer streak, though predicts he will someday beat the Dodgers with a double down the line.

-- Vin Scully gives a lengthy interview on the Petros and Money Show on the Dodgers’ new station, KLAC-AM (570). Even Scully said he often second-guesses himself after a broadcast: "I'll go home and say, 'I wish I hadn't said that, or I wish I had said this.' "

-- A retired judge has officially been named mediator between the Dodgers and Major League Baseball in the team's bankruptcy proceeding.

-- CBS Sports found a funny spoof of the "Moneyball" trailer at First the actual trailer, followed by the spoof on the Yankees having too much money.


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-- Steve Dilbeck