Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Nick Swisher wants to be a Dodger, Joel Hanrahan might be a Dodger, and a look at how the Dodgers plan to structure their television contract to their advantage.
Let's play catch-up on some Dodgers news of the last few days.
- Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday that the Dodgers and MLB were discussing the structure of their upcoming television deal. At issue is the Dodgers trying to secure as much as $100 million in annual revenue that would not be subject to the 34% revenue sharing levy by MLB.
- Nick Swisher wants to play in Los Angeles with the Dodgers but it likely won't happen, wrote Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. "Barring injury, there is about a 100 percent chance Andre Ethier will be the [Dodgers] Opening day right fielder," a 'Dodgers connected person' told Heyman.
- With persistent rumors of the Dodgers dangling Chris Capuano for Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan, Mike Petriello at Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness took a look at just how much of an upgrade Hanrahan would be, if any, to the Dodgers' bullpen.
- Steve Dilbeck continues his daily, player by player, look at the 2012 Dodgers with a review of Capuano's tale of two halves.
- Dustin Nosler took a look at how several Dodgers are doing in winter league play, in a guest post at ChadMoriyama.com. Nosler also shared concerns about a weak Dodgers bench at his site, Feelin Kinda Blue.
- Former Dodgers players Sweet Lou Johnson, Bobby Castillo, Matt Luke, and Paul LoDuca took part on Tuesday in the annual holiday ham giveaway. Jon SooHoo was there to take photos, and also hit the Community Coalition with Lee Lacy earlier in the day.