Dodgers, Adam Kennedy Near Deal

9:31pm: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that it's a one-year, Major League contract.

4:13pm: The Dodgers are close to an agreement with Kennedy, according to Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com. Terms of the deal are unknown.

1:22pm: The Dodgers are talking with the representatives for free agent infielder Adam Kennedy about a potential deal, MLBTR has learned. Kennedy, 35, could take over the role Aaron Miles played in 2011 and back up projected Dodgers starters James Loney, Mark Ellis, Dee Gordon and Juan Uribe around the infield.

Kennedy played first, second and third for the Mariners in 2011, posting a .234/.277/.355 line with 23 doubles in 409 plate appearances. Kennedy has signed one-year deals in the $1MM range in each of the past two offseasons. The Mariners signed him to a minor league deal that paid him a $750K plus incentives last offseason. TWC represents Kennedy, a 13-year MLB veteran.


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16 Comments on "Dodgers, Adam Kennedy Near Deal"


Slopeboy
3 years 9 months ago

Find someone with reading comprehension skills that can explain to you what I wrote.

craigbhill
3 years 9 months ago

Everything you wrote about kennedy’s worth is wrong.  Reread your own drivel, break it down and defend it.  You can’t credibly.  

Slopeboy
3 years 9 months ago

Look at the current roster. Aside from Gordon,tell me which infielder is that much superior to Kennedy at his price. The fact that the Dodgers actually SIGNED him should be enough confirmation, even for you.

craigbhill
3 years 9 months ago

Whatever happened to reading comprehension, sloper?  Lookit Kennedy’s fielding versus Elis’.  THAT’S ALL ELLIS DOES.  HE’S HIGH QUALITY AT 2ND, NOT AT THE PLATE.  So you’re gonna have a lesser OLDER fielder relieve a BETTER fielder and neither of them can hit.  Brilliant!  You qualify as Ned’s protege.

Slopeboy
3 years 9 months ago

You’re wasting your time on the internet. Wait until Ned’s gone, and bring your resume to the Dodgers. I’m sure you can do a better job than Colletti, you can show off your prowess by bringing up the terrible Kennedy signing. That will really seal the deal.

craigbhill
3 years 8 months ago

The guy who will replace Colletti already knows the Kennedy signing stunk.  He’ll respond by cutting him if he falls into a slump, and not repeat such pissant poor mistakes.  It’s some who hurl online that refuse to get it.

ENOUGH slopehead.  Happy Humbug and goodnight.

craigbhill
3 years 9 months ago

Everything you wrote about kennedy’s worth is wrong.  Reread your own drivel, break it down and defend it.  You can’t credibly.  

craigbhill
3 years 9 months ago

To hear just about everyone on Gordon, they see him as a .220 hitter, lumping him in with the weak sisters on the team.  They are full of it.  He’s still a rookie at this point, we haven’t seen how he’s learned from ’11, his adjustments, and maybe a sophomore slump.  That doesn’t concern me at all.  His future is solid, and what i saw from him last year tells me he’s almost there, even with a soph slump/readjustment.

People just like to piss on players to show off their supposed smarts.  They were all wrong on Kemp this time last year, even into the start of last season, they’re wrong on Gordon now.  When you’ve seen and remember Wills, and now Gordon, you see the similarities of the impact they bring on base.  If you concentrate on his rookie numbers like a chicken staring at a white line, you don’t see anything else, like how he rattles the opponents when he gets on base.  Lopes did not do that.  I fully expect Gordon to surpass Lopes in steals, slap hitting to the other side which he can do in his sleep, and the effect he has on opponents.  When Wills got on, the entire stadium reacted like they were sitting in an electric chair.  They were energized and compelled not to blink.  Gordon brings that to the fans and his teammates.  The Dodgers are otherwise way too laid back.  Gordon changes that attitude.  None of that is found in any stat.  And he’ll get better, not flounder as MOST have stated.         

craigbhill
3 years 9 months ago

To hear just about everyone on Gordon, they see him as a .220 hitter, lumping him in with the weak sisters on the team.  They are full of it.  He’s still a rookie at this point, we haven’t seen how he’s learned from ’11, his adjustments, and maybe a sophomore slump.  That doesn’t concern me at all.  His future is solid, and what i saw from him last year tells me he’s almost there, even with a soph slump/readjustment.

People just like to piss on players to show off their supposed smarts.  They were all wrong on Kemp this time last year, even into the start of last season, they’re wrong on Gordon now.  When you’ve seen and remember Wills, and now Gordon, you see the similarities of the impact they bring on base.  If you concentrate on his rookie numbers like a chicken staring at a white line, you don’t see anything else, like how he rattles the opponents when he gets on base.  Lopes did not do that.  I fully expect Gordon to surpass Lopes in steals, slap hitting to the other side which he can do in his sleep, and the effect he has on opponents.  When Wills got on, the entire stadium reacted like they were sitting in an electric chair.  They were energized and compelled not to blink.  Gordon brings that to the fans and his teammates.  The Dodgers are otherwise way too laid back.  Gordon changes that attitude.  None of that is found in any stat.  And he’ll get better, not flounder as MOST have stated.         

3 years 9 months ago

dude wtf are you talking about? 

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

If you are not aware of how the 3 team deal that unfolded and how Fed-x ended up with the LAD by now.. Then please don’t bother even asking.

3 years 9 months ago

Did you call Trayvon Robinson a 27 yo career minor leauger? 

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

Ah yes… 7 full seasons of minor league ball and the age of 27 pretty much would qualify for a AAAA “retread” tag wouldn’t you think?

LA moved him in that 3 team deal more than likely for that same reason. Federowicz is just 2 years younger granted, but most teams will be more willing to go with a offensive liability at C (if he ends up a liability there) who is very strong defensively there than continue to wait year after year for someone like Robinson is my guess.

Edit:

24 YO..My mistake there Just looked

3 years 9 months ago

Yeah Robinson was a top prospect.. dont know what your talking about 

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

i was thinking he was much older than 24 for some reason… why printed the edit on my post after went back and checked his pages on a couple of sites.

craigbhill
3 years 8 months ago

The Ms gotta pop the cherry sometime by at least getting into the Series.  Other than the Nats/Expos, they’re the oldest virgins in baseball.