Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Dodgers to sign Cuban SS Alexander Guerrero for 7 years/$32 million, according to reports

The Dodgers are set to sign 26-year-old Cuban shortstop Alexander Guerrero for $32 million, according to a report by Neftalí Ruiz of CDN. Guerrero defected from Cuba at the beginning of 2013. —– Update 1: Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes is also reporting the deal as done, and he adds that it’s for seven years. Update 2: Soldevila reports that ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig being sued for $12 million by same lawyer who’s suing Aroldis Chapman for $18 million

Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million in Miami, FL federal court because he allegedly falsely accused Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot to the Political Cuban Police, according to Univision via a translation from Roberto Baly. My dad saw this news last night and called me this morning about an exclusive story that Univision is reporting. A man in Cuba ... Read More »

Dodgers ink SS Moises Perez out of Venezuela, have about $250,000 left in the tank

The Dodgers continue to splash in international waters, inking 16-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Moises Perez for $250,000, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Perez, 16, is an athletic player who stands out in the field with clean hands, good actions and an above-average arm. He’s a 6-foot righthanded hitter whose advanced glove is ahead of his bat. On a related ... Read More »

Around The Web: All Puig all the time, prospect rankings, fan loyalty, player makeup, IBWAA

Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Our own Dustin Nosler with his mid-season top 25 prospects. Emory Sports Marketing Analytics: Dodgers fans are tied for first in the MLB in terms of intensity and loyalty. —– Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: A point-by-point breakdown of the Yasiel Puig criticism. Think Blue LA: Puig gives a fan with cerebral palsy his jersey. Monster. Yahoo! Sports: ... Read More »

Hanley talks extension, seeking relief help + in on Cuban trio of Gonzalez, Hinojosa, Alvarez

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Hanley Ramirez would like to remain a Dodger for life, reports Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Hanley Ramirez said that if the Dodgers approach him at any time about extending his contract, he would be open to talking. “Definitely, because I want to stay here,” Ramirez said. “I want to stay here forever.” Ramirez will become a free ... Read More »

Dodgers sign Alberto Estrella for $600,000, inch closer to international bonus pool limit

The Dodgers continue to be aggressive in the international market, inking shortstop Alberto Estrella out of the Dominican Republic for $600,000, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Estrella, a 16-year-old who has played in the International Prospect League, stands out for his size (6-foot-4, 195 pounds) and righthanded power potential. Estrella, who has spent time at shortstop, might be ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft signings: Team inks Villegas & Scott to bring total up to 28 out of 40

The Dodgers ended up signing 28 of their 40 picks by last Friday at 5 PM ET, which was the deadline to sign 2013 MLB Draft selections. The two signees that came closest to the deadline were RHP Michael Villegas (23) and C Ryan Scott (30). Neither announcements came with signing bonus information. Those two rounded out a Dodgers draft ... Read More »

On Yasiel Puig & Luis Gonzalez, being a teammate, loving fans, and sucking up to the media

The national media built Yasiel Puig up into an overnight sensation, and as with most things that get hyped to high heaven in America, the next phase was tearing him down. Suffice to say, that phase is currently underway. Both the good and bad narratives are created for a reason: money. Excitement leads to constant page views and eyes glued ... Read More »

Miguel Montero, an adult human professional athlete, concern trolls Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers

Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero — allegedly an adult — has took the time out of his superstar life to criticize Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers. Miguel Montero just lit up Yasiel Puig: "if he's my teammate probably trying to help him not be hated in the major leagues." — scott bordow (@sbordow) July 10, 2013 Montero, part II on Puig: ... Read More »

Dodgers trade Steven Ames, Josh Wall, Angel Sanchez for Ricky Nolasco, international slot money

After an extended rumored pursuit of the right-handed starter, the Dodgers landed Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins in a trade for prospects RHP Steven Ames, RHP Josh Wall, and RHP Angel Sanchez, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (confirmed by MLB). The Dodgers are paying Nolasco’s salary, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. International slot money is also ... Read More »

Dodgers sign Tirado, Padilla, Trillo, Schuller internationally + draft picks Flamion, Harris, DeLeon

The international signing period began on July 2, and the Dodgers have inked four players thus far. Those players are 16-year-old SS Lucas Tirado from Dominican Republic, 16-year-old OF Daniel Padilla from Venezuela, 16-year-old RHP Alvaro Trillo from Venezuela, and 17-year-old RHP Sven Schuller from Germany. Out of those four, the biggest name is undoubtedly Tirado, who was inked for ... Read More »