Depending on exactly what point in the space-time continuum you’re viewing this from, you’re thinking one of two things:
1) What the hell happened here? Where’s the MSTI I’m used to?
2) I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about, everything looks fine.
Friends, we have big news. Mike Scioscia’s tragic illness has joined the MVN family of blogs. Why? Simple - because we’re greedy. No, it’s not that we’re really making any money off of this, and that’s not why we do it anyway. It’s because as much fun as it is to ridicule Bill Plaschke and Jamie McCourt, it’s even more fun to do it in front of as many people as possible. And with the newly-redesigned MVN looking for a Dodgers blog, we thought this was as good an opportunity as ever.
As you can see, things look mostly the same (edit: okay, they might not at the moment. But trust me, they will.) , but we’re still playing around with it and working out the kinks. Feel free to let us know what you think… and prepare for a long, cold winter of minimum salary stopgaps or over-the-hill veterans. Speaking of which, here’s a sample, from Tim Brown at Yahoo!:
The Minnesota Twins would like to rework the left side of their infield, starting with signing third baseman Casey Blake. Blake has opened negotiations requesting more than $20 million over three seasons, however, or more than the Twins want to spend. And while Blake is a Twins kind of player, he is 35 and the Twins do not consider him a middle-of-the-order hitter.
The Cleveland Indians also have cooled on Blake, likely for the same economic reasons. Blake’s agent, Jim McDowell, continues to have talks with the Dodgers, who have a lot of work to do on the left side of their infield.
Hmm. Old? Expensive? Mediocre? Sounds like the perfect Dodger pickup to me!