With Dodgers pitcher and catchers slated for physicals on Friday and the first workout planned for Saturday, the new complex still looks, at least from Camelback Road, like a construction site. There was a bulldozer parked just inside the fence over there today (not sure it was actually a bulldozer, I don’t really know one piece of construction equipment from another). But there’s no turning back now. This move to the Cactus League is about to become official. … By the way, remember about 10 years ago when the Dodgers talked about building a new complex on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation before they ended up signing that 20-year lease with Vero Beach that they are now buying out of? I drove out there a couple of weeks ago, as I had some family in town and they wanted to check out the casino out there. Talk about a haul. Good thing the Dodgers didn’t build out there, because that place is WAY out there, about 20 miles west of Scottsdale.
On another note, Ramona Shelburne forwarded me some leftover quotes from the Randy Wolf media session today. He addresses the fact that it took him almost the entire offseason to get signed:
“This offseason started with a lot of optimism and kind of went south, and that’s kind of where the country was. You get to a certain point where you don’t know what’s going to happen, you don’t know if you’re going to find a job. … I feel very fortunate that the Dodgers came on board and were aggressive at the end in trying to get me back.”