Dodgers Notes: Carroll, Eckstein, Dye

The Dodgers have only scored 34 runs in their first ten games, but they're 6-4 in the early goings of the 2011 season. Here’s the latest on the club, which just lost its starting shortstop, probably for a month or more…

  • Rafael Furcal’s broken thumb leaves the Dodgers weakened in the middle infield, and they’re preparing to fill the void by playing Jamey Carroll at shortstop and Ivan DeJesus at second base, according to MLBTR's Tim Dierkes (Twitter link).
  • Furcal is not retiring, though he's frustrated by his latest injury.
  • The Dodgers expressed some interest in David Eckstein this offseason, but backed off when they heard he was asking for $2MM, according to Yahoo’s Tim Brown (on Twitter).
  • Recently retired slugger Jermaine Dye tells Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times that the Dodgers showed interest in him this offseason, before they signed Marcus Thames. The Blue Jays and Brewers showed interest after the 2009 season, according to Dye.

15 Responses to Dodgers Notes: Carroll, Eckstein, Dye Leave a Reply

  1. Michael young…

  2. dodgers33dodgers 4 years ago

    dejesus at second and carroll at ss…or do they mean uribe at second, carroll at ss, and blake at third, with dejesus backing up.

    • Gumby65 4 years ago

      Prolly see a whole lot of mix-matches going on, with ocassional Blake 3b Uribe SS and DeJesus 2b (not as often as Uribe 2b & Carroll at SS though)

  3. glm0430 4 years ago

    why dont the dodgers go out and get a quality shortstop? do they not realize its somewhat of an important position?

    • Gumby65 4 years ago

      Because “Dodgers” and “Free Spending” are usually not winning combos in word association games.

    • BlueSkyLA
      BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

      Because they already have one? Accident prone, maybe, but he is quality.

  4. mgsports 4 years ago

    Yes they do but it is Uribe at SS and Carroll at 2B.

  5. Gumby65 4 years ago

    Khalil Greene ever get mentally fit and start taking up independent ball anywhere? Not that he’d be game ready in 1 or 2 months or anything; just asking if anybody has heard anything…

  6. sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

    This is as good a time as any to find out if Ivan DeJesus Jr is an MLB caliber player or not.

    It’s a gamble to bank on Jamey Carroll producing offensively for an extended stretch but he hasn’t failed yet. Raffy has been injured before. However, I do have a semi-related question that my little voice keeps bothering me with,

    “Why is Aaron Miles on this team?”.
    Are we paying him real money?

    I guess he’s got a great glove but I’d much rather have a Luis Valdez type backup over him right now, or Tony Abreu, Juan Castro, Ryan Theriot, Blake DeWitt, Angel Berroa, Nick Green, Andy LaRoche, Chin-lung Hu, Ronnie Bell…umm forget I started to type his name.
    Point is we’ve flushed a lot of infielders down the toilet to be hanging onto Aaron Miles.

    The team has been plagued by such inconsistency at second base that it begs the question…

    Why did they let the O-Dog walk?

    Now we’re paying an inferior player in Juan Uribe more money than we would’ve needed to pay Hudson.

    I wish Dye had also told the reporter how much money he was looking for so us fans could make a good judgment of whether our team was too cheap or the player too greedy.

    • Gumby65 4 years ago

      “Why is Aaron Miles on this team?”
      (As sung by Frank McCourt)
      “No Speed, no glove, not much of a bat, ain’t gotta pay him a lick, so he’s all that”

      • BlueSkyLA
        BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

        The o-dog was a dog-dog for the last half of 2009. Short memories, some people have.

  7. Gumby65 4 years ago

    Post intended as a reply so moving…

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