Doppel Von Guggenheim wrote:
This was pulled from a Boston Globe article apparently:
Don’t be shocked if the Dodgers part ways with Carl Crawford and eat the remaining $42 million on his contract. There comes a point of diminishing returns — and a time to fill his roster spot with a younger, more productive player — and it seems the Dodgers are getting closer to that point. -Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe
Couldn't agree more. Although, I would guess that move would happen soon or should have already happened. Is Carl in camp? I totally understand making mistakes (Guerrero) or eating $$$ to acquire talent (CC, although I thought his cost was too high), but you can't let those decisions weigh you down. I'm all for CC and Guerrero being allowed to compete in ST, but if we can't move them and they don't earn a spot on our 25-man, they should be released.
So, I guess tomorrow (Thurs 2/25) is mandatory reporting day for all players?
If that's the case, what I heard last night on SNLA Dodger Access show, there are FOUR players that had not reported yet of last night. I only caught two of the names. The two were Ethier and Crawford that hadn't shown up yet.
Seems like everyone else is there early. Too bad Crawford (and Ethier and the other 2) missed the memo on showing up early and proving you deserve playing time. I understand that you don't have to show up until the reporting date. But, how does that look to your other teammates when you stroll in when everyone else decided to join the team early? Then again, they may have had their own reasons. If not though, weak.