Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Dodgers Have “Deal On Table” For Ryan Dempster Involving Two Pitching Prospects

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According to George Ofman of WBBM in Chicago, the Dodgers have an offer on the table for the Cubs‘ Ryan Dempster that involves two pitching prospects. Cubs have at least 2 deals on table for Dempster. One from Tigers including young lefty and from Dodgers for two pitching prospects. — George ofman (@georgeofman) July 14, 2012 I’ve already explored the ... Read More »

Around The Web: Dodgers Mid-Season Grades, Evaluting Scouts, Umpire Strike Three Calls

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Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello gave his mid-season grades for the offense. Thought he was a bit friendly to Bobby Abreu given that most of his production wasn’t so much skill-based as luck-based. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello gave his mid-season grades for the pitchers. I don’t quite understand why Chris Capuano gets an A basically for his ... Read More »

Dodgers sign 4 more 2012 draftees, including Paco Rodriguez + 31 out of 41 now signed

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Dodgers sign 11 of their 2012 draft picks, including Jesmuel Valentin 2012 MLB Draft: Dodgers Have Signed 18 Picks + Bonus Information Dodgers sign 8 more 2012 draftees, now up to 26 + bonus pool update Corey Seager taking his physical in Los Angeles, according to Salisbury Post 2012 first rounder Corey Seager signs with the Dodgers for $2.35 million ... Read More »

A.J. Ellis & Clayton Kershaw talk about Justin Bieber, All-Star status on “Between Two Palm Trees”

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Episodes five and six of “Between Two Palm Trees” deal with Clayton Kershaw‘s Justin Bieber heartthrob status and A.J. Ellis trying to solicit a ticket to the All-Star Game. Your browser does not support iframes. Your browser does not support iframes. A.J. needs to jump out of the chair and try to strangle Clayton or something, just so I can ... Read More »

Dodgers Trade Targets: Taking A Look At Aramis, Hart, Dempster, Cuddyer, Hamels

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So with the Dodgers basically looking at everybody, and with the Carlos Lee trade falling through, the team has now revealed five teams that their scouts are watching intently as potential trading partners. Dodgers scouts have an increased presence with Milwaukee, as well as continued coverage of the Chicago Cubs, Colorado, Philadelphia and Minnesota. The players believed in their sights ... Read More »

Dodgers sign Cristian Gomez, Lenix Osuna, Victor Gonzalez, William Soto, and Julian Leon

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While the Dodgers didn’t haul in any big names, in line with what was previously speculated, they did ink five players. Ben Badler of Baseball America reported that the Dodgers signed 16-year-old shortstop Cristian Gomez out of the Dominican Republic. Gomez, 16, is 5-foot-10, 180 pounds and stands out in the field with soft hands, good range and an average ... Read More »

2012 first rounder Corey Seager signs with the Dodgers for $2.35 million

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The Dodgers 2012 first rounder, Corey Seager, has signed with the Dodgers for a bonus of $2.35 million. He was recently reported to be in Los Angeles to take a physical. The Dodgers have finalized an agreement with their first-round draft pick, infielder Corey Seager of Northwest Cabarrus High in Concord, N.C. Seager will receive a bonus of $2.35 million, ... Read More »

Around The Web: MLB’s Blackout Policy, Worth Of The Slide Step, Nerdy NL All-Star Roster

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Yahoo! Sports: Jeff Passan writes about MLB‘s ridiculous blackout policy. I wrote about my issues with it here. —– FanGraphs: Dave Cameron‘s “Stat Nerd NL All-Star Roster” includes A.J. Ellis and Clayton Kershaw, but Andre Ethier just misses. —– Baseball Prospectus: Doug Thorburn dissects the slide step and doesn’t think it’s worth implementing. It is my contention that most pitchers ... Read More »

Nobody Understands Why The Dodgers Gave Yasiel Puig So Much Money

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If the initial reaction to the Dodgers giving Yasiel Puig the contract they did wasn’t pessimistic enough to make you feel the same, then Ben Badler‘s compilation of reactions from around baseball might send you down that road. The Dodgers appear to have made a statement with an expensive Cuban signing, but the message they sent across baseball has mostly ... Read More »