Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Introducing Dodgers Digest, the best site ever (it’s only fitting my announcement goes last)

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This site, as you know it today, is dead. But that’s a good thing, because starting Monday I’ll be teaming up with Mike Petriello (Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness), Dustin Nosler (Feelin’ Kinda Blue), and Daniel Brim (Blog To The Score) over at our new site, Dodgers Digest. Yes, a new site. And while I’m nervous about the change, I think ... Read More »

Clayton Kershaw agrees to a record-breaking deal that somehow feels like a bargain

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The Dodgers have agreed with Clayton Kershaw on a 7-year, $215 million contract, one that has an opt-out clause after five years, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com. It’s a record-breaking deal that makes him the highest paid pitcher in history, passing both CC Sabathia‘s average annual value and Justin Verlander‘s total contract amount. Yet, the deal feels like a ... Read More »

Don Mattingly gets his contract extension, something that had to happen

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The Dodgers have extended manager Don Mattingly until 2016 after a long, and sometimes publicly heated, period of negotiations with him, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com. The team is expected to announce the extension later this week. Mattingly was already under contract for the 2014 season. Exact terms of the extension were unknown, although sources told ESPN that it ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig’s reckless driving arrest not the worst thing, but no need to excuse him

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Yasiel Puig was arrested yesterday on reckless driving charges for going 110 in a 70 mph zone. It is, of course, his second arrest for reckless driving due to speed. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on Saturday morning in Florida on a charge of reckless driving, according to a report from the Naples Daily News. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman ... Read More »

Dodgers closing in with Chris Perez on 1-year deal, but is he the best available?

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The Dodgers have apparently found the seventh-inning former closer they’ve been seeking, as they are close on a one-year deal with former Indians closer Chris Perez, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The Dodgers are closing in on a one-year contract with former All-Star closer Chris Perez, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke under ... Read More »

Takumi Numata finally signs with the Dodgers, Josh Bell returns much different

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The Dodgers have finally inked Takumi Numata to a deal, so speculation about the reason for him being at Dodger Stadium recently was correct. It’ll be a minor-league deal for a $100k signing bonus and a $20k annual salary. Takumi Numata (19) has finalized a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He reportedly agreed to a deal worth ... Read More »

J.P. Howell set to return to the Dodgers; adds plus lefty relief arm, plus-plus beard

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J.P. Howell will return to the Dodgers in 2014 on a two-year, $11.25 million deal with options and bonuses, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com. The Dodgers are nearing agreement on a multi-year deal with southpaw reliever J.P. Howell, reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. According to Gurnick, the deal contemplates a $11.25MM guarantee for two seasons. It would also contain ... Read More »

Hyun Jin Ryu is apparently going to sing now … at least it’s for charity

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Hyun Jin Ryu has been enjoying his off-season so far, making all types of commercials, appearing on variety shows, and being named his country’s athlete of the year. But now … now he may be going too far, as he’s apparently working with Cube Entertainment in Korea to sing seasonal songs or something. The baseball star is collaborating with Cube ... Read More »

The threat of Michael Young made Juan Uribe sign with Dodgers, realizing they were crazy

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Juan Uribe signed with the Dodgers for two years and $15 million today, thus appearing to win his showdown with Dodger management. The Dodgers have reportedly reached an agreement to bring back third baseman Juan Uribe on a two-year contract, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and confirmed by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The contract is worth $15 million ... Read More »

Dodgers believe Juan Uribe will go elsewhere, may turn to Michael Young

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The Dodgers have an interest in Michael Young. Done screaming yet? Okay. The Dodgers have an interest in Michael Young to be their starting third baseman in 2014. Commence screaming again. The Dodgers are considering signing Michael Young as their everyday third baseman. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 14, 2013 Attached to the Michael Young interest for the Dodgers: They ... Read More »