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Perhaps the most amusing topic of discussion this spring as position players fight for roster spots is a stipulation of Ronnie Belliard's agreement with the Dodgers and manager Joe Torre: Lose weight, gain a roster spot. That's right. The Dodgers want Belliard—just not as much of him. As the 2009 season came to a close, no one was more prominent of an influence in the Dodgers' playoff run than Ronnie Belliard. With clutch hits and ice in his veins, Belliard was seemingly fighting not only to propel his team to the next level, but also to secure his position for next season. As we all know, the Dodgers fell short in the NLCS to the Phillies in almost an exact repeat of last season. In the off-season conversations that followed, much concern was shown for the potential second base job ...

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