Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent, 37, said he has never considered walking away from the final season of his two-year, $17 million contract, especially with his 2006 salary of $9.4 million representing well over half the total value of the deal.
September 2005 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap
Dodgers Figure To Lose Weaver, Hope Jackson Delivers On Potential
The Dodgers figure to lose Jeff Weaver to free agency. That spot probably won't be filled on the open market, as the Dodgers figure to put most of their resources for the coming winter into upgrading their offense, which leaves a spot wide open in the 2006 Opening Day rotation, one that figures to be Edwin Jackson's to lose going into spring training. Jackson made a splash in his 2003 debut, out-pitching Randy Johnson in Arizona.
Dodgers Could Be Right For Nomar
Though he might be better off going to an AL team -- and platooning as the designated hitter to rest his aging legs -- Cubs shortstop/third baseman Nomar Garciaparra might draw new interest from the Los Angeles Dodgers. They need a third baseman, and shortstop Cesar Izturis will be lost until at least the 2006 All-Star break after undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery.