A real off day
Posting from home today, as the Dodgers have closed the offices as a thank you to the employees for their hard work. Of course, I had to bring my car in for servicing, so I’m stuck here. But that’s okay.
To answer the question about Roy Smith, Ned has not decided on a replacement for him or if there will be one in that exact position. He’s currently in the process of replacing Terry Collins with a new farm director and we’ll go from there. From a personal standpoint, I know Roy really enjoyed connecting with you guys on the blog during the season and I will certainly miss him at the Dodgers and know he’ll do well, wherever he ends up.
The contest for the World Series predictions is now closed, so we’ll see how it turns out. And congrats to joshiegreer, who also won the final six games contest for four of the aweseome baseline seats to a game next year. Sorry for overlooking it, we’ll be in touch soon.
Finally, I have to pass along a great post from Dodger Thoughts, which most of you probably already saw over there, but which I found to be the perfect guide to the offseason rumor mill. The names you’ll see and hear as rumored future Dodgers are part of what make the offseason exciting, so enjoy them but like the commercials say, please enjoy responsibly. From Jon Weisman:
How To Survive the Hot Stove League Without Getting Burned
1) Rumors are not facts.
2) Teams and agents often float rumors to generate attention or to misdirect rivals. The media will report these rumors without much concern over how viable they are. The rumor is the news – whether it comes to fruition or not is not the media’s problem (or so the media has decided).
3) A report that agents, players or teams "were talking" is meaningless. People talk all the time. It doesn’t mean anything will come of it.
4) Any rumor attributed to an anonymous source is particularly useless.
5) Making judgments about a general manager based on a rumor reflects poorly on the judge.
6) Many deals, if not most, are never rumored, but spring up out of the blue.
7) Many are eager to pass along rumors. If you are planning to post a rumor here, please check to see if it has been posted already. But whatever you do, don’t take the rumors too seriously.
And with that, enjoy the weekend!