All the stories about the 2011 Dodgers roster talk about who made the team (deJesus, etc), but there is very little about where the other people went. I gather Juan Castro has to decide whether to go to Alb. and Kapler has to decide whether he will retire or not. I think he should, but old dreams die hard. Rubbie looked good vs the Mariners (although that is not hard to do), but I have heard no words about the guy who hit a monster HR, my man Corey Smith.
Yes, I know he has spent 11 years in the minors. Yes, I know he has a rep about striking out a lot (not supported by last year, when he only struck out 74 times). But that guy can hit, he looks like a ball player to me. Yesterday, when I called up Dodger Talk after the game, the two guys gave me the usal bla-bla about how even though he more than .600 with an astronomical slugging %, he was being sent out---small sample size. Ok---to where? Alb? Back to Chatanooga? Is he trying to catch on as a DH somewhere? One of the guys said I should "read between the lines." What the heck does that mean? Does Smith have a problem? Is he a problem? Anyway, any info on Smith would be a boon. And, oh yes,.........GO DODGER BLUE!