The Dodgers picked up Jim Thome and his 564 lifetime home runs — that's 23 more than Manny Ramirez — for a player to be named later. Thome has played the field four times since leaving the National League in 2005, including not once this year or last. Tells you about his glove. So he gives them a power left-handed bat off the bench and theoretically could fill in precariously for James Loney when offense takes precedence. If the Dodgers get to the World Series he can play DH. The Dodgers also got starting pitcher Jon Garland, who was disappointing with the Angels last year (14-8, 4.90) and this year was Arizona's #3 starter with a decent 8-11, 4.29 record. We don't yet know the cost of either player.
Kood karma: Weekend acquisition Ronnie Belliard homered tonight in his first at-bat as a Dodger.