Looks like the world is getting back to work ...
The Dodgers signed Tim Redding to a minor-league contract. Redding, who will be 33 in February, had a 2.89 ERA in 109 Triple-A innings last year, following a 2009 major-league campaign in which his ERA was 5.10 with 76 strikeouts in 120 innings.
Albert Lyu of Fangraphs has a precision look at Matt Kemp's struggles against fastballs in 2010 compared with the year before. "Kemp’s whiffs against lower-90s fastballs dramatically increased in the past year, nearly doubling that of the average hitter," Lyu writes.
Ronald Belisario won a Venezeulan winter league closer of the year award, notes Roberto Baly of Vin Scully Is My Homeboy.
Baly also passes along word of the arrival of Clayton and Ellen Kershaw in Africa.
Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness wonders if there is still room to add a second lefty reliever to the 2011 Dodger bullpen, especially because Hong-Chih Kuo can't be wasted as someone who only faces lefty batters.
Alex Belth of Bronx Banter shares a sweaty, tongue-tied New York moment, co-starring Tina Fey.
Farewell, Anne Francis and Pete Postlewaite.