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What to do - my two cents.

To the surprise of very few this season is lost.  Financial concerns from the McCourts doomed this season in 2010.  Depending on the speed of the various court proceedings next season may also have a great deal of uncertainty as well.

My two cents are that this season and 2012 should be focused on rebuilding; both the Dodgers and the farm system which has been horribly underfunded for many years.

To that end back up the truck....... Every player north of 30 should be on the trading block.  In fact, everyone except Kershaw and Kemp should be marketed.  Targets should be players like Mesoraco, the Cinn catcher who is now blocked in the majors and has top competition coming behind him in Grandal or A Romine, a young Yankee catcher.  Cinn also has Y Alonso blocked at 1B by Votto, likely available also is 1B Gamel in Milwaukee and Chris Davis in Texas, either might look good in LA.

J Singleton of the Phillies may not be an OF but he might be a good 1B and the Phils should be buyers at the trading deadline.

Names like Lilly and Kuroda should be attractive, especially if LA (and MLB) kick in some money to offset their salaries and get better prospects.  I would even consider trading Billingsley who will soon be overpaid and does not seem to be improving.  Anybody in the bullpen should be available.

Players like Garland, Blake, Loney, and Carroll might get a B or C type prospect.

Plus, with some good luck a couple of players like Sands or Gordon or De La Rosa might prove valuable next year so give them a good shot right away - same with Ellis at catcher, and see what they can do in the majors.

It might not be as painful as some would think because if the legal proceeding move faster than expected an era of goodwill and hope might emerge next season and improved attendance (revenue) might enable the purchase of a useful free agent or two.

The time to act is now and not wait for mid or late July when more teams will be out of contention and fewer teams will be buyers.  Start the packing now.

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