Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Dodgers finalize trade for Carlos Marmol, staff does think they can fix him

While I was sleeping yesterday (of course), the Dodgers did indeed finalize a trade with the Cubs for right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol, cash, and international bonus pool money for Matt Guerrier. I didn’t write it up immediately because I figured my article on why he might be of interest to the Dodgers was sufficient. Plus, the breakdown of the details ... Read More »

Chase Utley to the Dodgers trade speculation + Ricky Nolasco & Matt Garza updates

Chase Utley is a name being thrown around internally by the Dodgers, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Not much to substantiate it other than his sources, but it feels like this rumor was inevitable. From 2005-09, Utley put up a line of .301/.388/.535/.922. Add plus-plus defense at second base to that equation and you have a potential future ... Read More »

Should the Dodgers acquire Ricky Nolasco? Matt Garza? + international bonus pool space

The Dodgers are among multiple teams in pursuit of Marlins right-handed starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco, according to multiple reports. NL West rivals and the Orioles are named by Fox Sports‘ Ken Rosenthal. Four of the five teams in the West — the Giants, Dodgers, Padres and Rockies — have expressed interest in Nolasco, according to major-league sources. The Orioles, another ... Read More »

Matt Kemp and Paco Rodriguez team up to foil Brandon League’s attempt to blow a 3-run lead

One would think that a three-run lead against a relatively light-hitting, currently struggling Giants lineup would be enough for just about any reliever, but not so for Brandon League. He gave up two runs in the ninth without recording an out, putting the game at 6-5 with a runner on first for Paco Rodriguez to save. He did just that ... Read More »

2013 picks Dixon, Underwood, Trinkwon, Farmer, Navin, Johnson, McDonald, Hennessey, Baune, Fisher, Hooper, Moyer sign

The Dodgers have signed 12 more of their 2013 draftees. That group includes 3B third-rounder Brandon Dixon, RHP fifth-rounder J.D. Underwood, SS/2B seventh-rounder Brandon Trinkwon, C eighth-rounder Kyle Farmer, C 11th-rounder Spencer Navin, LHP 14th-rounder Michael Johnson, 2B 18th-rounder James McDonald, SS 19th-rounder Blake Hennessey, RHP 21st-rounder James Baune, LHP 22nd-rounder Jake Fisher, RHP 25th-rounder Kyle Hooper, and SS 38th-rounder ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft recap & analysis + what others are saying

The Dodgers wrapped up their 2013 MLB Draft a while ago, but reactions are still rolling in. For the most part, pundits seem to agree that the Dodgers went conservative, electing for low-ceiling, low-risk picks. I felt the same way about the team’s selections, so there’s not much to argue back-and-forth with in that regard. ========== Dodgers 2013 Draft Recap ... Read More »

Rumor Mill: Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Lucas Tirado

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With the emergence of Yasiel Puig — and, to a far less extent, Scott Van Slyke — the rumors surrounding Andre Ethier being dealt have understandably cropped up once again. A couple of teams have called the Dodgers, and apparently he is available, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe. Teams are internally starting to discuss Ethier’s availability, while ... Read More »

2013 picks Chris Anderson, Tom Windle, Cody Bellinger, Jacob Rhame, Henry Yates, Adam Law, Thomas Taylor all sign

The Dodgers have already inked seven of their picks from the 2013 MLB Draft. That group includes RHP first-rounder Chris Anderson, LHP second-rounder Tom Windle, 1B fourth-rounder Cody Bellinger, RHP sixth-rounder Jacob Rhame, OF ninth-rounder Henry Yates, 3B 12th-rounder Adam Law, and RHP 26th-rounder Thomas Taylor. The team has a bonus pool of $5,211,700 in 2013. ========== Dodgers 2013 Draft ... Read More »

The brawl at Chavez Ravine was stupid for multiple reasons, but hey, at least it was GIFtastic

So the Dodgers and Diamondbacks sort of had it out with each other on Tuesday. It all started when Ian Kennedy hit Yasiel Puig in the face with a fastball. Amazingly, he was okay and stayed in the game. The following inning, Zack Greinke plunked Miguel Montero in the back, apparently in retaliation. This is where it gets sort of ... Read More »