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UPDATE: The Dodgers and Adam Kennedy: done deal

Nov 30, 2011, 1:26 PM EDT

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UPDATE:  The deal is done. The Dodgers have signed Kennedy to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

Tuesday, 5:13 PM: Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles reports that Kennedy and the Dodgers are close to a deal.

Tuesday, 3:10 PM: Feel the offseason excitement, Dodgers fans: According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors, the Dodgers are talking to Adam Kennedy.

What? Super-utility players don’t turn you on?  Would it help if I told you that he played DH and batted cleanup last year?  Not that says anything as useful about him as it does the 2011 Mariners, but it’s something right?

OK, fine, it’s not anything. Kennedy hit .234/.277/.355 and he turns 36 in January. He has a glove still, and that will prevent ground ball singles if hit to the general area a fielder is supposed to be standing, however, so there’s some value there.

  1. hep3 - Nov 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Ned, Ned, Ned … sometimes you make me so tired.

    • hep3 - Nov 30, 2011 at 1:51 PM

      Now that this is official, this move begs the question:

      Why didn’t they go to the Cubs and get Blake Dewitt back? Plays 3B, 2B, and is slow and younger. Perfect fit for Ned, except for the younger part.

      I swear the Giants are paying him under the table.

  2. clydeserra - Nov 29, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Craig, you are in rare form today. Kudos.

  3. CJ - Nov 29, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    “he ha” is that a typo or did we catch you laughing? Yeah, prolly the latter.

    But you made it an entire Dodgers post without saying any of the words “McCourt”, “bankrupt”, “suit”, or “Cuban”, so there’s that.

  4. Kyle - Nov 29, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    The horror of watching Adam Kennedy hit cleanup. The horror.

  5. lyon810 - Nov 29, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Hey, this guy hit three homeruns in one game just the other day. Beast!

  6. canucks18 - Nov 29, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Craig, when you did you lose the battle to write quality over quantity?

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 29, 2011 at 4:18 PM

      When did you lose the battle to not say mean things to people whose hard work you can read for free?

  7. PanchoHerreraFanClub - Nov 29, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    And he can drink with best of them.

  8. dodger88 - Nov 29, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    What, Mark Ellis isn’t good enough???????????????

    I swear by spring training the Dodgers will end paying more collectively to plugs (Ellis, Kennedy, Loney, Rivera) than someone will be paying Prince Fielder. Ugh.

    • seattlej - Nov 29, 2011 at 7:57 PM

      Don’t forget Uribe…

      • dodger88 - Nov 30, 2011 at 8:39 AM

        Sob, whimper, whimper…………………………..

  9. cup0pizza - Nov 30, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Colletti=insanity. This dude is all about trying scrub after scrub, none of whom possess any power threat whatsoever in the hopes lightning strikes. The Dodgers better never employ another former Giant after clueless Ned & Conte are finally shown the door.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 30, 2011 at 5:49 PM

      Shhh, he thinks he’s Kevin Towers. It’s adorable.

  10. deathmonkey41 - Nov 30, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Any word on whether or not he’ll be batting cleanup for the Dodgers?

  11. dodger88 - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Matt Kemp could hit 50 HR and fail to drive in a 100 runs with the anemic line up Coletti is putting together for 2012:

    1. Gordon – fast but expect growing pains
    2. Ellis – I think he just pulled a muscle; thank God we have Kennedy
    3. Kemp – we can clone him right?
    4. Ethier – fear not left handed pitchers
    5. Uribe – Ouch; what Kennedy is already playing 2B
    6. Loney – on my knees praying
    7. Sands / Rivera – as much of the former as possible, in trouble if too much of the latter
    8. A.J. Ellis – he may end up with the 2nd highest OBP of this bunch
    9. Kershaw & Billingsly may have the 3rd highest OBP of this bunch

    Bench – oh dear lord……………………………..

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