Not to be a downer (part 1) but: Colleague Vincent Bonsignore writes that the Dodgers should have their sights set on bigger celebrations.
Former Dodgers pitcher Dave Stewart, the agent to current Dodgers Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley, will soon be named the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports Wednesday.
Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com was first with the news this morning, followed by a tweet from Bob Nightengale of USA Today that the two parties still needed to iron out the terms. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Stewart expected to hear a formal decision from the Diamondbacks’ top executives by the end of today. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that Dodgers farm director De Jon Watson, who also interviewed for the job, “could also join the club to work with Stewart.”
That last nugget should be of interest to Dodgers fans. Even if Watson remains with the Dodgers, here are some things to consider:
Though surgery is commonly performed, Billingsley is planning to discuss his options with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache in the coming days before deciding on a course of action.
The prognosis for recovery from torn flexor tendon surgery varies greatly.