Manny, Blake and D-Lowe all reject arbitration

This comes as no surprise to anyone, and it really doesn’t mean anything. The Dodgers can continue to negotiate with all three. What it does mean is that if any those players signs elsewhere, the Dodgers will get compensatory draft picks, two each (one first-round, one sandwich) for Ramirez and Lowe and one (sandwich) for Blake. Winter meetings begin in earnest tomorrow. First order of business is tomorrow morning’s announcement of the veterans’ committee ballot for the Hall of Fame.