Friday, January 22, 2010

McCourt Gets Back in the Game?

If you have been following this blog, even for a little bit, you've noticed that I am a fanatic of the Dodgers.  And you know that I have been riding the inactivity of the Dodgers this off season (as many baseball experts have been doing as well.)

But this article makes me want to vomit.

The title is "Dodgers' Frank McCourt gets back in the game."  What game is he playing?  It must mean he is dating, because the Dodgers are certainly cutting back.

In this article here are some interesting facts, followed by commentary.

"Season tickets are at the same level as last year."
     This is a good sign, money is still coming in.  The Dodgers were #1 in attendance last year.

"Mannion and General Manager Ned Colletti had consistently denied that McCourt would limit team spending because of the divorce case."
     You can say there are no spending restrains, but when you aren't spending money...forgive me for thinking otherwise...since...

"The Dodgers' opening-day payroll projects to be below $90 million for the first time since 2005 and the second time since 1999."
      What happened to all the talk about money not being an issue.  We can see money is still flowing in, but where is it going?  I'm not saying spend to spend, but I don't see why the Dodgers seem to be unable to offer Ben Sheets (Dodgers need another pitcher) or Felipe Lopez (they need a second baseman) a contract.  The Dodgers should have no problem having a payroll over $100 million.

So where is the money??

"I'm very, very excited about this team. This is a team that almost got to the World Series last year and is basically coming back intact."
     Basically, except for a 2nd baseman and a #1 starter.  Those two spots are important.  There is still time left to fill those holes.  Time will tell.

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