u don't think the dodgers are gonna be players in the cc derby(wants to play in la area and pref. nat. league-possibly for less$) colletti has already stated he wants furcal back and furcal wants to stay. blake has also said that he could be very interested in staying as long as the dodgers are interested. the funny thing is the dodgers could have a lower payroll and still resign manny and sign cc(other expiring contracts include Loaiza,another pitcher played for reds this year, i forget his name). if they resign manny then they can trade pierre which can save about 5 million which is saying they pick up about 3 of it. manny likely is gone. as much as i would like for 4yrs 100$ to be enough it wont matter if he wants to go to ny. if that's the case say high to cc, resign furcal and blake and decide about the outfield(pierre or more pop). that leaves u with a 5 man of cc,bills,kuroda,kershaw, and macdonald. c) martin 1)loney 2nd)dewitt) ss)furcal, 3rd)blake and an outfield with kemp,ethier and athird to be named. if all that happened they would still be under the salary they had this year with the ability to still make some moves,which they've shown they're willing to do(for better or worse). will all this happen? i don't know but it's all very possible, way more possible than your doomsday remark about two more decades before we do it again.