Dodgers Weekend Review

Tyson Qualls continues his quest to bring information to the masses through Dodgers' Weekend Review. The season's impending arrival has only added to the drama surrounding Torre and his final cuts. LADugout.com provides the break down for all the major news.

Doug Mientkiewicz in Limbo:

The loser of the battle for the left-handed pinch hitting position expected his release to be forthcoming, but has yet to part ways with the Dodgers. Word is that the Dodgers are being careful until they are certain that Garrett Anderson will be ready to go when the season starts. This proposition is a smart move by the Dodgers, but they might be burning bridges in the process. Mientkiewicz is reportedly infuriated with the franchise and has demanded his release immediately.

"..the only way to find a team is to get my release. They gave Eric Gagne and Angel Berroa their releases. But they won't give me mine..."

Torre also offered the veteran first baseman a position on the team as a coach, but Mientkiewicz declined.

Haegar Continues to Impress:

Knuckleballer Charlie Haeger has continued to display his improved command during spring training. His latest successful outing came against the Seattle Mariners. Haeger threw 5 1/3 innings with 5 strikeouts and only 1 walk.

The demotion of James McDonald only increased the odds of the Dodgers having their first knuckleballer in the rotation at the start of the season since Tom Candiotti.

Legal Battles Continue for McCourts:

Dodger fans everywhere are hoping that the media distraction of the McCourts high profile divorce will not have a negative effect on the franchise. While it should not be much of an issue at the start of the season, the bitter divorce and subsequent disagreement over ownership of the Dodgers could hinder the team's chances of making big moves at the trade deadline.

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