Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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The Dodgers Schedule Gets Ugly Starting Right Now

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The Dodgers start arguably their toughest stretch of the season today against the Cardinals at Chavez Ravine. After being dealt a relatively easy early season schedule, things now get ugly down the stretch. From September 13th to September 27th, the Dodgers play the Cardinals (.524) for four, then play the Nationals (.622), Reds (.604), and Padres for three each. “Well, ... Read More »

Dodgers Owner Peter Guber Right To Preach Patience, But They Traded To “Send Signals”?

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Dodgers owner Peter Guber encouraged fans to keep the optimism because the trade with the Red Sox was for more than just this season, which is indeed the rational thing to recognize. However, what the hell did he mean by saying they did it to “send signals”? “It’s not fair to judge anything for almost a season,” said Guber. “The ... Read More »

New Layout – Everything Basically The Same, But Now Mobile/Tablet/Whatever Friendly

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So if you hadn’t already noticed, there have been some changes around these here parts, but … uh … not much, really. Besides the look of the new layout, the primary reason I switched wasn’t because of aesthetics, but because the new layout is responsive, meaning the layout responds to whatever you’re using to browse the site. Since most of ... Read More »

Brandon League & His Mechanical Fix

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Brandon League may well have found the treatment for what has ailed him with the help of the Dodgers coaching staff, as there has been a stark change in his mechanics in the month or so since he has arrived. Acquired in a trade with the Mariners, League’s career with the Dodgers got off to a putrid start, as his ... Read More »

Comment Of The Day: NotGraphs Commenter Manages To Fit 12 Cliches Into 1 Paragraph

NotGraphs posted a seemingly innocuous tongue-in-cheek type article about the Baltimore Orioles yesterday, but don’t tell that to one commenter, who managed to fit a whopping 12 cliches into a single paragraph. Jjmann says: September 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm Im sick of the fantasy baseball pencil neck baseball anylists complaining about a team that steps up to challenges and ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson, Gorman Erickson Lead Dodger Prospects Headed To Arizona Fall League

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Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson, Gorman Erickson, Steven Rodriguez, Red Patterson, Rafael Ynoa, and Eric Eadington have been named to the roster of the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League, according to the Dodgers official site. —– Yasiel Puig, the much hyped outfielder signed out of Cuba, has a .372/.462/.667/1.128 combined line from Rookie and High A ball. Given ... Read More »

Dodgers Are Looking For A Starter, So Let’s Look At Their Options

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The Dodgers are still in the market for a starting pitcher, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Source: #Dodgers not done. Looking for another starting pitcher. Nothing close. Buster Olney at ESPN hears similar chatter, so there’s definitely something going on, which I suppose shouldn’t surprise Dodger fans anymore. Since the Dodgers are actively looking for rotation help, it ... Read More »

Dodgers Sign 16-Year-Old Mexican LHP Julio Urias + Video

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The Dodgers have secured the rights to 16-year-old Mexican left-handed pitcher Julio Urias, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Some scouts considered Urias, whose rights were transferred from Mexico City of the Mexican League, to be one of the better pitching prospects on the market. He has touched 92 mph and shown good feel for pitching for his age. ... Read More »

Trade Analysis: Dodgers Blockbuster Improves Team But Carries Significant Risk + GIF Reactions

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The Dodgers finalized a trade today that will send Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, Jerry Sands, James Loney, and Ivan De Jesus to the Red Sox for Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, and Cash. I gave my initial reaction to the deal yesterday, but after an in-depth analysis, did anything change? ===== Adrian Gonzalez The Dodgers ... Read More »

Dodgers Reportedly Acquire A-Gon, Beckett, Crawford, Punto & Cash For Rubby, Webster, Sands, Loney, & De Jesus

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The Dodgers have acquired Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto, and Cash from the Red Sox for Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, Jerry Sands, James Loney, and Ivan De Jesus, according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports. Source confirms @gordonedes report: #Dodgers “close” to obtaining Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto. @mlbonfox — Jon ... Read More »

Around The Web: The Root Of Ethier’s Struggles, Hanley & Prime Problems + A.J. Writes

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Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello asks whether we should start worrying about Andre Ethier. Go over and read the whole thing, but he brings up points I wanted to address: The obvious answer is that it’s yet another injury, but I’m not sure it’s that simple. Yes, he strained his oblique in San Francisco at the end of June ... Read More »

“If prospects weren’t prospects we wouldn’t need to call them prospects!” – Don Mattingly

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The quote found in the title basically sums up Don Mattingly‘s logic when he was asked about Andre Ethier‘s struggles against lefties, as reported by Eric Stephen of True Blue LA. Part of the struggles for Ethier have been against left-handed pitchers, against whom Ethier is hitting .218/.282/.315 this season. But don’t expect Mattingly to pinch hit for Ethier in ... Read More »