Penny’s option declined, Maddux wins 18th Gold Glove

And there is a good chance neither one of these guys will be with the Dodgers next season. The Penny news isn’t much of a surprise given that he was injured most of the season and was due to receive $9.25 million next year (buyout is $2 million). Haven’t spoken with Colletti yet, so not sure of the Dodgers’ willingness to re-sign him as a free agent. But I know Brad didn’t exactly endear himself to anyone by not sticking around for the playoffs. He was on the DL and had been granted permission to leave, but from what I understand, the fact he asked for such permission is what didn’t sit well. … And Greg Maddux, who is also a free agent and might retire, won his 18th Gold Glove today, the most all-time by any player at any position. He actually set that record by winning it LAST year with San Diego. Prior to that, he had been tied with 3B Brooks Robinson and pitcher Jim Kaat for the most with 16. No other Dodgers player was named to the N.L. Gold Glove team.