Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Dodgers trade for Mets’ Rule 5 Draft selection Seth Rosin, probably see him as a reliever

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The Dodgers didn’t take anybody in today’s Rule 5 Draft, but they did trade a PTBNL for Seth Rosin from the Mets, who the Mets plucked from the Phillies. The Mets have traded right-hander Seth Rosin — their selection in this morning’s Rule 5 Draft — to the Dodgers, tweets MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick. GM Sandy Alderson had told reporters (including ... Read More »

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: the amusing Uribe mess, Kemp trade talks add a team, thoughts on Price

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Juan Uribe has had a confusing day, though the Dodgers weren’t really involved in it. Neither him or the team were publicly active, but the journalists reporting about his status certainly have been. I mean, what does MLB Trade Rumors exist for if not for sequences like this? 9:53am: The Marlins are interested in adding Juan Uribe to fill their ... Read More »

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: Tanaka’s status, a Uribe suitor falls, Numata update, Aledmys interest

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On the Masahiro Tanaka front, his team’s owner, Hiroshi Mikitani, has said that he doesn’t want to post him, according Peter Gammons on Gammons Daily. Mikitani is the one Japanese owner who strongly opposed the new agreement, and Wednesday suggested in an interview that he would not post Tanaka, who isn’t a free agent for two more years. “It’s a ... Read More »

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: Trading for Price goes against current philosophy + Kemp rumors & third base

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The Dodgers are showing interest in David Price, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The Dodgers have made the Tampa Bay Rays aware of their interest in David Price, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Furthering that interest, the Dodgers and Rays are matching up, according to Bruce ... Read More »

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: Kemp, Ethier trade rumors + Dodgers seeking relievers + Uribe negotiations

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The Winter Meetings are here, which means all the trade rumors the Dodgers have been involved in to date will only pickup further steam now. I’d expect a lot of rumors about Dodger outfielders, and a lot of trade talk that have the Dodgers as suitors. Whether said rumors are true or not is another thing entirely. —– The best ... Read More »

Yimi Garcia, high-spin fastballs, and Trackman

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The Dodgers recently protected Yimi Garcia on their 40-man roster, as the now 23-year-old posted a stellar AA season in 2013. Garcia finished the season with a 2.54 ERA in 60.1 innings, and 85 strikeouts to just 14 walks. The team was impressed enough to send him to the Arizona Fall League, where he held his own over 12.2 innings, ... Read More »

The terms of Brian Wilson’s rumored return borders on fan fiction + Dodgers in on J.P. Howell

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I’m not sure this could go any better if I planned it myself. But here goes… —– The Dodgers are close with Brian Wilson… Dodgers and Brian Wilson appear to be getting close on a contract agreement. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) December 3, 2013 …but HE only wants a one-year deal… The #Dodgers and free-agent closer Brian Wilson are talking ... Read More »

Ronald Belisario won’t be around anymore, so could John Axford be his replacement?

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The non-tender deadline was yesterday, with Clayton Kershaw, A.J. Ellis, Kenley Jansen, and Ronald Belisario all needing decisions. The Dodgers decided to non-tender Beli, and we all assume the other three will be dealt with. #Dodgers non-tender Ronald Belisario, bit of a surprise — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 3, 2013 This was a surprise, not because Beli deserved to be ... Read More »

What could a Hanley Ramirez extension look like?

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Hanley Ramirez is in extension talks with the Dodgers, though it’s nothing close to finished, according to Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes. But more importantly, what might this extension look like? Hanley Ramirez said recently that he has had ongoing extension talks with the Dodgers, Dionisio Soldevila of ESPNDeportes.com reports (Spanish language link). The 29-year-old is under contract for next ... Read More »

Dodgers avoid arbitration with Elbert, Butera, Baxter, so they’ll probably be with the team in 2014

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The news today is that the Dodgers avoided arbitration with Scott Elbert, Drew Butera, and Mike Baxter, which isn’t really significant in itself. However, it’s noteworthy because it means they’ll all have contracts for 2014 and they were prime non-tender candidates. With the deadline to tender contracts on Monday night, the Dodgers on Friday signed left-handed reliever Scott Elbert, backup ... Read More »

Dodgers to sign Dan Haren to 1 year, $10 million deal, hope he can buck his career trend

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The Dodgers will sign pitcher Dan Haren to a one-year, $10 million deal with a vesting option for 2015, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Sources: Haren to #Dodgers, one year, $10M plus 2015 option that vests at 180 innings. Pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 25, 2013 Haren will be 33 next season and is coming off ... Read More »

Kirk Gibson latest D-Backs figure to join franchise’s faux macho BS press tour against Dodgers

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The Dodgers and Diamondbacks are playing down in Australia in late March, so they’ve both sent reps ahead of time to basically do PR and take an vacation. This has made Kirk Gibson angry at the Dodgers for no real reason, which means I’m guessing Kevin Towers told him to do it. “I’ll give you an example,” Gibson said. “Look ... Read More »