The 2011 Dodgers are drowned in bad news. Muddled in a bankruptcy lawsuit, stuck tied with the equally-awful San Diego Padres in last place. the Bums are looking at potentially the worst record a Dodger team has had since moving to Los Angeles.
General Manager Ned Colletti made news today by firing hitting coach Jeff Pentland, sending a message to the entire organization. However, Colletti needs to understand this season is gone and the best thing to do is to sell off every veteran now and prepare for the future.
Free agent acquisitions Juan Uribe and Ted Lilly have been disappointments thus far, Rafael Furcal, Casey Blake and Rod Barajas have been tormented by injuries and the bullpen that was once so strong is full of fresh young faces, called up before their time. Unfortunately James Loney has failed to live up to expectations, and his name is being discussed around baseball circles.
The Dodgers can’t seem to catch a break, as even their best trade option, veteran starter Hiroki Kuroda, will not lift his no-trade clause to any team on the East Coast. Therefore, the Dodgers have to look for a team that he will agree to, something many in the front office are not sure will even happen.
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