Fear and Loathing with the Las Vegas 51's

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The Dodgers have been struggling with depth at third base, having lost old dude Nomar Garciaparra and young stud Andy La Roche to extended injuries. Some kid named Blake DeWitt has been starting over there; he's got a couple hits, a couple runs, a stolen base, and no errors in the field so far, so he's been somewhat better than serviceable. Still, Joe Torre being Joe Torre he needs a veteran presence at the hot corner so Ned Colletti went out and asked Marcus Giles to sign a minor league deal.

Giles accepted, got in his car, and started driving towards the triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas. Somewhere along the line, though, he changed his mind, turned around, and went home. Why? Maybe he has a gambling problem and knew being in Las Vegas was too risky. Maybe he realized his fear of Larry Bowa. Or maybe he doesn't want to end up sleeping with Alyssa Milano.

Strangely enough, the LA Times and the LA Daily News have conflicting reports as to where Giles was coming from. Was he living in San Diego? Was he living in Lake Havasu? Does it really matter? The lesser Giles is unemployed and it doesn't seem like he cares. One more thing, via Tony Jackson:

And the worst part is, the Dodgers passed on two other players they could have signed because they were convinced they had Giles, and neither of those players is still available. One of them is believed to have been Alex Cintron, a free-agent infielder who signed a minor-league deal with Baltimore yesterday

Dammit Giles! The Dodgers missed out on CINTRON! CINTRON!!!!!!


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They were going to sign Alex Chilton? Oh wait, I read that wrong.

I'd have to imagine Marcus is rather lost without Brian to shower naked with.

They'd be better off with Marcus Garvey at third.

They'd be better off with Marcus Aurelius at third.

Being the "lesser" Giles must really sting. It's not like he's the lesser Koufax or the lesser Gwynn.

Excuse me, Dodger fans: Can the Phillies interest you in Wes Helms? We'll even pay you to take him off our hands!

http://www.delawareonline.com/blogs/2008/04/april-2-helms-out-seanez-in.html

Sounds like Bob(by) Abreu's brother was available, though:

"Dewitt is playing very well so far, but isn't likely to hold onto his starting spot at the hot corner once Nomar Garciaparra, Andy LaRoche or Tony Abreu return from injury."

Maybe Giles realized halfway there that he's not actually a third baseman.

Then again, neither is Nomar.

Blake DeWitt was pretty good on "Three's Company".

I'd rather see Julie Andrews naked than Blake DeWitt.

There's no point here; I just want to see Julie Andrews naked.

I wonder how this will turn out for the dodgers now that they got manny ramirez. the vegas 51s are an awesome club though, despite whats happening. I remember last year i was staying at the caesars palace las vegas and went to see the 51s before going out and gambling that night. great time.

I forgot to add that Marcus giles is nothing without brian! he was garbage on the padres!

Great post.
I'm in shock. It's amazing that people drive and act like this in las vegas. I think it is really true that And the worst part is, the Dodgers passed on two other players they could have signed because they were convinced they had Giles, and neither of those players is still available. One of them is believed to have been Alex Cintron, a free-agent infielder who signed a minor-league deal with Baltimore yesterday.
Melanie las vegas

Great post.
I'm in shock. It's amazing that people drive and act like this in las vegas. I think it is really true that And the worst part is, the Dodgers passed on two other players they could have signed because they were convinced they had Giles, and neither of those players is still available. One of them is believed to have been Alex Cintron, a free-agent infielder who signed a minor-league deal with Baltimore yesterday.
Melanie las vegas

Great post.
I'm in shock. It's amazing that people drive and act like this in las vegas. I think it is really true that And the worst part is, the Dodgers passed on two other players they could have signed because they were convinced they had Giles, and neither of those players is still available. One of them is believed to have been Alex Cintron, a free-agent infielder who signed a minor-league deal with Baltimore yesterday.
Melanie las vegas

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