October 2010 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap
Lilly Signs $33M Deal With Dodgers
The Dodgers signed left-hander Ted Lilly to a three-year, $33 million on Tuesday. "I thought this was a really good opportunity for me and the future looks really good," he said. Lilly received a $3.5 million signing bonus to be paid over three years and the pitcher has a full no-trade clause over the contract's first two years.
Dodgers Close To Finalizing Staff
Parts of the coaching staff under new Dodgers manager Don Mattingly are starting to come into focus. It appears as though Jeff Pentland is the front-runner to become the hitting coach, that pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and Ken Howell will return and that Larry Bowa, the team's third-base coach for the past three seasons won't be back, according to sources. Los Angeles general manager Ned Colletti plans to announce the entire staff at once.
Lilly's Deal Could Affect De La Rosa
The three-year deal that Ted Lilly received from the Dodgers could affect what the Rockies do with Jorge De La Rosa. Negotiations between Colorado and De La Rosa have been moving slowly. The two left-hander are believed to have comparable values.
Source: Dodgers, Lilly Agree To 3-Year Deal
Ted Lilly, who would have been eligible for free agency after the World Series, instead has agreed to terms on a three-year contract to remain with the Dodgers, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Saturday on the condition of anonymity because the deal is contingent on Lilly's passing a physical examination. Terms of the deal weren't immediately available.
Jays Denied Interview Request Of Wallach By Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers have denied the Jays request to interview Tim Wallach for their vacant manager position. Wallach was considered an early favorite for the position. Wallach, who played for the Montreal Expos for 13 seasons, has been a manager in the Dodgers minor-league system for the past four years, the last two at Triple A Albuquerque. Although Wallach recently interviewed with the Milwaukee Brewers, the report indicates the Jays were denied permission to talk to him because his contract allows him to interview with only certain teams.
Wallach Has Coaching Role With Dodgers
If Tom Wallach isn't hired to manage another major league team, he'll have a coaching role with the Dodgers next season. Wallach has been a manager at the minor league level for Los Angeles. A source with knowledge of the situation said Sunday that Wallach has signed a contract with the Dodgers to be either their bench or third-base coach.
Mannion Leaves As President Of Dodgers
The Dodgers and team president Dennis Mannion have parted ways. The team says that owner Frank McCourt will take over some of Mannion's responsibilities. The Dodgers offered no specific reason for the change, other than to say in a statement that McCourt will "resume a more direct and active role in managing the Dodgers organization. The title of team president, however, will remain vacant.
Dodgers Won't Shop Kemp
Dodgers GM Ned Colletti was clear that he is not looking to trade Matt Kemp and is confident about the future of his center fielder with the franchise. Colletti, however, will listen to trade proposals on any of his players. "But there's not going to be any shopping on our part," he said. "I view all of our core younger guys as people who are going to be here for a while." Kemp has underachieved this season for the Dodgers, but Colletti expects him to rebound in the offseason. "I think Matty will be driven to be as good as he can possibly be," Colletti said.