This time of year baseball fans are yearning for some games to be played and passing the time gossiping about the latest hot stove news.
Dodger fans have been hearing a lot of different scenarios involving additions and subtractions from their team. Some may have some truth to them and some may be flat out false. I have a few rumors to spread of my own that came from sources with no name.
An unnamed source told me that Matt Kemp is about to sign a contract extension with the Dodgers. This deal is worth a reported $245 million dollars spread out over 10 years. This new extension will make Kemp a Dodger until the year 2029. This deal allows the Dodgers to buy out Kemp's retirement years.
Another source of mine, that will go nameless, has confirmed to me that the contract also includes a Hollywood nightclub. Kemp will become the sole owner of a flashy nightspot. His club, which is also currently unnamed, will also have an upstairs loft that will serve as Kemp's home away from home.
Dodger non-prospect, Pratt Maynard, is going to be traded just before opening day according to some dude that seeks minor league autographs in Ogden, Utah. This source claims that Maynard and his .670 OPS in Single-A last year will be shipped off to the New York Mets for third baseman David Wright. This trade will take place just before opening day after the Wilpons will have conned enough New Yorkers into buying season tickets and will then dump the huge salary of Wright to the Dodgers for a scrub minor league catcher.
Unnamed sources have given me information about possible trade rumors involving Dee Gordon. This information was told to me by a guy who's name I have forgotten and he claims to have read these reports in an actual newspaper delivered to his home.
This source claims that Gordon may be shipped off to another team for a third baseman or a relief pitcher or maybe even a starter. Gordon may also be just a small piece in a bigger trade involving more than 5 players.
Oh wait, this last one about Gordon may be true. At least some parts of what I wrote may actually happen.
These cards were sent to me by the Wax Captain and he is a Rangers collector. The Wax Captian's Dugout is a somewhat newer blog and you guys should check it out.
Wax Captian, thanks for the cards and I will let you know soon when I am mailing out a return package.