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Friday, November 26, 2010
Dodgers Re-Sign Jon Garland, Other Belated News
- Not the most momentous signing you'll see this offseason, but I still view it as a net positive in the you-can-never-have-too-much-pitching department: Jon Garland will return to the Dodgers on a one-year, $5M deal. The deal also contains an $8M automatically vesting option that kicks in if he hits 190 innings pitched in 2011.
- Hiroki Kuroda will likewise return, which is probably good news because he was really about the third- or fourth-best free agent pitcher available on the open market.
- The Dodgers signed ex-Oakland, ex-Toronto pitcher Dana Eveland to a split deal with terms as of yet unannounced.
- Three Dodgers were not offered arbitration at the deadline: Scott Podsednik, Rod Barajas, and Vicente Padilla.
- Knuckleballer Charlie Haeger signed with Seattle, ending his failed experiment with the Dodgers.
- Davey Lopes' return to the Dodgers headlines the finalization of the 2011 coaching staff: besides Lopes (first base coach), the team will have bench coach Trey Hillman, third base coach Tim Wallach, and hitting instructor Dave Hansen. Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and hitting coach Jeff Pentland return in their respective roles.
- The McCourt divorce is official, but negotiations continue on what exactly that means. The mediator in the case has called in Bingham McCutcheon, the authors of the original MPA, perhaps as a way to save themselves from a potentially very costly settlement.