Dodgers Links: MacDougal, Kasten, Dodger Stadium

Earlier today we learned that the Dodgers signed infielder Aaron Miles to a minor league contract, and tonight Anthony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles reports (on Twitter) that he can opt-out of the deal on June 30th. Here's the latest from Chavez Ravine…

  • The Dodgers have requested unconditional release waivers on Mike MacDougal, reports's Ken Gurnick. The right-hander rejected his minor league assignment and will be released tomorrow if he clears waivers. He was designated for assignment on Thursday.
  • Team president and CEO Stan Kasten held a team meeting yesterday to assure players that the new ownership group is committed to "building a first-class organization," writes Gurnick. Kasten said they aim to acquire players that will improve the club, among other things.
  • “It’s on the list of one million first things,” said Kasten to Tyler Kepner of The New York Times regarding improvements to Dodger Stadium. Ownership wants to upgrade the 50-year-old stadium and recently renovated the team's family room during a road trip.

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4 Comments on "Dodgers Links: MacDougal, Kasten, Dodger Stadium"

3 years 3 months ago

Good move on MacDougal was not a good fit for the team.

3 years 3 months ago

“Kasten said they aim to acquire players that will improve the club”

Now THAT’S saying something just to hear yourself talk.

3 years 3 months ago

Granted talk is cheap, but our previous owner was cheap. So far Kasten has said all the right things. He says he wants to build a winning ball club, not try to squeeze as much performance as possible from a capped payroll. I’ll take that kind of talk over what we had before in an LA minute.

3 years 3 months ago

Really don’t understand why the Dodgers resigned MacDougal to begin with. If you look beyond his ERA, his numbers last season were mediocre at best, and he allowed a ridiculous number of inherited runners to score.