Saito might be done with Dodgers

Ned Colletti characterized the negotiations as “a staredown,” and although he didn’t say it, it was clear that if Saito doesn’t reach agreement with the club by Friday, the deadline for clubs to offer contracts to their arbitration-eligible players, he will be non-tendered and sent into what is shaping up as free-agent purgatory this winter for many of the game’s unsigned players. The Dodgers are offering an incentive-laden, one-year deal, with those incentives presumably based on games finished. Saito’s representatives want a stronger guarantee, something the Dodgers are never going to give the right-hander given his recent health issues and inconsistency. In fact, as many as five of the Dodgers’ eight arbitration-eligibles — Saito, Angel Berroa, Yhency Brazoban, Scott Proctor and Jason Repko — are in at least some danger of being non-tendered on Friday if they don’t agree to terms. In Brazoban’s case, he is almost a lock to be non-tendered because of his continued failure to lose weight and get into better physical condition. … By the way, I got bad info earlier. The Dodgers are NOT interested in Omar Vizquel.