Monday, March 8, 2010
Catch the wave
I'm featuring the Garret Anderson card because he is now wearing Dodger blue. The Dodgers signed him as a non-roster invitee and are looking to either him, Brian Giles or Doug Mientkiewicz for some left-handed pinch-hitting.
I always liked Anderson when he was with the Angels. He's not even close to the player he was then and is on the verge of retirement. But as long as the Dodgers don't put him in the outfield regularly, I'd be happy to see him make a contribution for L.A.
Anderson is the only one of the three who isn't coming off an injury issue, which is important because I'm already skittish about injury news this season. Russell Martin, you may have heard, is out 4-6 weeks with a pulled groin.
Meet the Dodgers' new starting catcher:
Fortunately, he didn't spend all of 2009 grounding out, like Russell J. did.
Yeah, that's my positive spin.