Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Dodgers' Blue is past tense for Dodgers Blow

The Dodgers pulled out of the Randy Johnson deal yesterday. Wimps.


They were taking a beating in the press for their offseason moves: losing Beltre, trading Green (imminent), potentially trading Brazoban, etc.

But the NY Post picks up on the rumor The Monk heard yesterday on

However, the Dodgers squashed the deal for several reasons, including Javier Vazquez's threat to either not take a physical and/or not report to spring training, according to a person who was briefed on the matter.

Vazquez is too deep in the reputational dumper to play games with these deals. Moreover, he was likely to be traded to the White Sox or otherwise moved out of LA shortly after the Johnson deal (why he wouldn't want to pitch in Dodger Stadium, one of the best pitchers' parks in baseball, is another question). Bad move, Javy.

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