Site news

I don’t know how many of you folks used the links in the sidebars at Dodger Thoughts. I confess I didn’t use very many of them very often. However, some of you may have been relying on Jon’s site to navigate through to other Dodger or general baseball sites, so I added them to the sidebar here. I cut some which haven’t been updated in six months or more, so if your favorite is gone, that’s why.

I left off the entire section Jon had called “Elsewhere in the world,” (see here), but if you’d like those added, just say so in the comments.

I also tried to click the little button in setup which says “open new window when this link is clicked” for all of those links, but I may have missed one. If you click a link and it opens in the same window as Elysian Fields, please leave me a comment telling me which link did that.


7 thoughts on “Site news

  1. Don’t want to be a Debbie Downer, so let’s just say after the Bums clinch the mild card are any of the young arms left in the organization likely to be given a shot or anyone not in the September callup now shut down for the season?

    • If you mean could they play in the playoffs, probably not. The rules get a little squirrelly, but basically they go like this: “To be eligible for a team’s playoff roster a player must be on either
      a) the 25 man active roster, b) the disabled list, c) the bereavement
      list, d) the suspended list as of August 31st at midnight.”

      So any hotshot kid at Albuquerque or Chattanooga who wasn’t called up three weeks ago couldn’t be called up to play in the playoffs.

      The squirrelly part is if an injury occurs. “A rule change, new under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement,
      allows a team to replace an injured player during the middle of a
      series, so long as another player at the same position replaces him.
      Additionally, a player replaced in one post-season series may not be
      brought back for the following series.”

      • Sorry, I was confusing. My real question is: would any the the young arms left standing get a showcase start in a meaningless game?

        • Oh. Well, if we’re eliminated I hope Kershaw’s put on the shelf for the year. Fife has had five or six starts, so he’s a probable. Ely’s on the roster and could fill a hole for Clayton or Billingsley. John Wall’s available as well but he hasn’t started a game since 2009. After that, I don’t think there are any more youngsters on the roster.