Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Dodgers lose Shawn Tolleson to Rangers in odd move, protect Yimi Garcia, Pedro Baez, Jarret Martin

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The Dodgers had an eventful day with their minor leaguers, losing Shawn Tolleson on waivers to the Rangers, while choosing to protect Yimi Garcia, Pedro Baez, and Jarret Martin from the 2013 Rule 5 Draft. But first, the Tolleson transaction. The Dodgers announced Wednesday that Tolleson had been claimed on waivers by the Texas Rangers. I’m likely preaching to the ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero hasn’t played in a week due to a thigh injury

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Alexander Guerrero hit a homer in the last game he played this winter, but the problem is that he hasn’t played since exiting that game with an injury. Many people inquired as to the extent of it, and it’s been recently revealed that it was a thigh issue (hamstring, I’m guessing). According to an audio interview with PelotaCriolla.com, Guerrero updated ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig wastes time entertaining kids instead of taking batting practice #SMH #Lazy #Spoiled

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Arrogant, undisciplined Dodger star-but-only-cause-of-the-media Yasiel Puig FINALLY showed up at Dodger Stadium the other day. It’s about time he started to get his work in to fix his team-destroying ways, but NO, all he did was waste time playing around with kids. “I played Little League when I was 9, went through the system, and now I’m grateful that I’m ... Read More »

J.P. Howell clarifies comments, says Yasiel Puig was not bullied by teammates, and I believe him

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So I was wrong about the Yasiel Puig bullying comments by J.P. Howell just going away, as they got picked up by some national outlets and then reporters started asking questions. As it turns out, Howell was not talking about Puig being bullied by teammates, but just bullied by others that don’t know him. “Dude, I don’t know how it ... Read More »

J.P. Howell speaks out about bullying, how it is in baseball, and says Yasiel Puig was a victim

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J.P. Howell talked with Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times yesterday about bullying, which has been a hot topic in sports lately due to the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins ongoing saga. Howell talked about his own experiences with bullying and then discussed it in the context of sports, in general. Howell grew up to be a baseball player, but ... Read More »

Arbitration estimates for 7 Dodgers shows the team has a few difficult decisions to make

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The Dodgers have seven players who are arbitration eligible this off-season, and Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors completed all his arbitration estimates yesterday, which highlighted the fact that the Dodgers have a bunch of decisions to make. Swartz has generally been spot on in his estimates of money, but cost isn’t what’s important to the Dodgers. Sure, to an ... Read More »

25 minor league players in Dodgers system hit free agency, including Sanchez, Wallach, Ynoa, Gwynn Jr.

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Today was the day in the off-season that a bunch of minor leaguers earned their free agency, and the Dodgers were no exception, with 25 players in the system earning the right, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. —– Let’s take a look at the list and the notable players. RHP: Juan Abreu (AAA), Angel Castro (AAA), Kyle Cofield ... Read More »

MLBTR picks Dodgers to get Tanaka, all team’s free agents to leave + have Dodgers playing ghost at third

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MLB Trade Rumors recently released their annual free agent predictions for their top 50 free agents, and it included three Dodgers free agents leaving, but they only saw the Dodgers acquiring one player. The one player they picked the Dodgers to acquire was Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who I profiled before. 5. Masahiro Tanaka – Dodgers. Not technically a free ... Read More »

Masahiro Tanaka, David Price, and the Dodgers

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The big news of late yesterday was that the Dodgers‘ off-season plan includes fortifying their rotation with both Masahiro Tanaka and the Rays‘ David Price, according to Peter Gammons. But, suggests several general managers, the Dodgers can avoid the loss of their number one pick and the slot money if they trade for David Price and get Masahiro Tanaka from ... Read More »

Dodgers make the right call on Capuano, but the decision on M. Ellis not so certain

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The Dodgers declined the options on starter Chris Capuano and second baseman Mark Ellis yesterday, and while one decision was an easy call, the other might not have been so clear. The Dodgers announced on Twitter that they have declined their options on Mark Ellis and Chris Capuano. Ellis’ contract contained a $5.75MM club option, and Caupano’s deal contained an ... Read More »