Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Don Mattingly Suspended Two Games, Matt Kemp Escapes Punishment

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Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports that the MLB has suspended Don Mattingly two games for “excessive arguing”, but Matt Kemp escaped unharmed. Don Mattingly got what he expected on Saturday, as the Dodgers manager was suspended for two games for his argument with umpires and subsequent ejection on Thursday in Pittsburgh. But more importantly Matt Kemp, who was ... Read More »

Don Mattingly Anticipating Suspension For Himself But Hoping To Spare Matt Kemp

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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly spoke with former Dodgers manager Joe Torre by phone today and came away from it expecting to be suspended for his role in Thursday’s dustup. However, he’s hoping that Matt Kemp will escape with just a fine, despite his prominent role in the mess. After a Friday phone call with Major League official Joe Torre, Dodgers ... Read More »

Ryan O’Sullivan Heads East Completing The Joe Blanton Trade With Phillies

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It was reported yesterday that the Player To Be Named Later in the Joe Blanton deal was Ryan O’Sullivan. Ryan O’Sullivan, sent to #Phillies to complete Blanton deal, ranked #23 on BA list of #Dodgers prospects. — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 16, 2012 The 21-year-old right-handed reliever has pitched at both A-ball levels in 2012 after spending 2011 at Rookie-ball. ... Read More »

Dodgers TV Rights Could Climb To $8.5 Billion, But Payroll Still Needs To Be Managed

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The most talked about news of late regarding the Dodgers is Ed Desser of The Hollywood Reporter estimating that the Dodgers television rights deal could be worth anywhere from $4.5 billion to $8.5 billion depending on the route ownership chooses to go. Sign a Rights Deal Most Major League Baseball teams license about 150 regular-season games a year for regional ... Read More »

4 Dodgers Prospects & 1 Manager Make Best Tools List + Complete List Of Dodgers International Signings

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Baseball America has released their Best Tools rankings for 2012 and it includes four Dodgers prospects and one Dodgers manager. Tim Federowicz of the Albuquerque Isotopes was named Best Defensive Catcher in the Pacific Coast League. His manager, Lorenzo Bundy, was voted as the Best Managerial Prospect in the league. Garrett Gould of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes was voted as ... Read More »

Dodgers Designate Tony Gwynn Jr. To Clear Room For Jerry Sands, But Did They Get Rid Of The Wrong Guy?

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The Dodgers announced moments ago that Jerry Sands would be getting the call from AAA and that Tony Gwynn Jr. has been designated for assignment. OFFICIAL: @dodgers today designatedTony Gwynn Jr. for assignment and recalled outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands from AAA Albuquerque. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 6, 2012 Sands has done his part to deserve the shot, hitting ... Read More »

Jerry Hairston Jr. wants Paul Goldschmidt suspended for this slide, should he be?

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Yesterday, a slide by Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks drew the ire of Jerry Hairston Jr., who was playing second base. Hairston wants Goldschmidt suspended for the slide, basically calling it dirty, and you can judge for yourself above. The bad blood between the Dodgers and D-backs boiled again Wednesday after a late takeout slide of Los Angeles second baseman ... Read More »

Dodgers Trade Analysis: Josh Lindblom, Ethan Martin, PTBNL/Cash For Shane Victorino

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As I wrote yesterday, the Dodgers acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Phillies in return for reliever Josh Lindblom, AA starter Ethan Martin, and either a player to be named later or cash. Shane Victorino is returning to the organization that drafted him in 1999. The Dodgers acquired Victorino from the Phillies today for starting pitching prospect Ethan Martin and ... Read More »

Dodgers Acquire Shane Victorino From The Phillies For Josh Lindblom & Ethan Martin + GIF Time

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Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports says the Dodgers have traded Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin to the Phillies for Shane Victorino. Phillies have traded Victorino to Dodgers for Lindblom and Ethan martin — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 31, 2012 I’ll have analysis up later, but in the mean time, here’s Shane Victorino’s best contributions to baseball! Read More »