Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10-20-10 Dodgertown Links (Payroll Raise)

News around the web:

Colletti said he has been given a player-payroll budget for 2011, and while he declined to specify what it is, he did say it is more than what it was at any time in 2010. The Dodgers began the 2010 season with a player payroll of about $83 million and ended it at somewhere between $85 million and $90 million.

"We know where we're going, and it's up from a year ago," Colletti said. "At this point, that is all I want to tell you."

  • Dodgers payroll to increase. I'm not surprised. Money is coming off the books and the Dodgers need to improve. {ESPN L.A.}
  • Dodgers assistant gm Logan White waits word from the Mets. Can I be selfish? I hope he doesn't get the job and stays with the Dodgers.{ESPN NY}
  • T.J. Simers says Dodger fans will still show up. It's true, Dodger fans always complain that they won't go to anymore games. But every single year, 3 million in attendance. Next year I plan on being at the park twice as much as this past season because I will be in the L.A. area more often. {L.A. Times}
  • Dodgers reliever Kuo to return to Taiwan for vacation. {Focus Taiwan}
  • Bill Plaschke is being too harsh on Kirk Gibson. {L.A. Times}
  • I'll have more on Gibson. In the mean time, if you have not seen my stories, read Part 1 {linked here} and Part 2. {linked here}