Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: Players Signed, Jared Kushner Out, Team Overvalued

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Jared Kushner has withdrawn from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes, leaving seven candidates left. Kushner, the owner and publisher of the New York Observer and son-in-law of Donald Trump, submitted a bid with a financial structure Major League Baseball declined to approve, according to a person familiar with the sale process but not authorized to discuss it. Kushner was ... Read More »

Excited Spring Training Post

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*Overly Dramatic Introduction* *Observation From Game Prone To Selection Bias* *Absurd Reaction To Game Observation* *Irresponsible Usage Of Data From Miniscule Sample Size* *Fallacy Ridden Conclusion* —– Notes *Former Team Great Says Something To Current Young Player* *Current Young Player Says He Is Happy* *Player Quote About Being In Great Shape* *Player Quote About Wanting To Win* Read More »

And then there were eight…after there were seven…or something

Two individuals who were previously ousted from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership bidding process have joined forces and entered the fray yet again. Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley and Los Angeles investor Tony Ressler have joined forces and re-entered the bidding for the Dodgers, a person familiar with the sale process said Monday. Ressler, a minority investor in the Milwaukee ... Read More »

Alfredo Silverio drives off a cliff or something & Angelo Songco has a rod inserted in his leg

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I wish I was joking. Dodgers outfielder Alfredo Silverio, who is in camp but has not participated in any Spring Training drills, will be sidelined indefinitely with aftereffects from a January auto accident in his native Dominican Republic. The most serious of his injuries is a concussion, which still has him woozy. He also suffered bruises to his neck, elbow ... Read More »

A.J. Ellis Should Bat At Top Of Dodgers Order, Despite Opinions Of Ken Gurnick & A.J. Ellis

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Ken Gurnick of MLB.com wrote what was essentially a rebuttal to Mike Petriello‘s article about batting A.J. Ellis second in the order. Catcher A.J. Ellis is aware of the Internet chatter suggesting he might make the best No. 2 hitter in the Dodgers’ batting order, but he thinks he’s a better fit at No. 8, which is where he’s expected ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: March 2nd, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed two players from their open tryouts, Blake Johnson and Brandon Mims. The Dodgers signed right-hander Blake Johnson and middle infielder Brandon Mims out of Thursday’s tryout camp at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. Johnson, 26, was a second-round Draft pick of the Dodgers in 2004, and he pitched three seasons in the organization before being traded to ... Read More »

Around The Web: Minor League Ball’s Top Prospects, Stan Conte, Jose Abreu

Way to go, ESPN.

Minor League Ball: Three Los Angeles Dodgers prospects make Minor League Ball‘s 2012 Top 120 Prospects. Unsurprisingly, they are Zach Lee (75), Allen Webster (106), and Nate Eovaldi (87). ESPN The Magazine: Molly Knight on Dodgers trainer Stan Conte, who wants to banish injuries forever. Grantland: Jonah Keri on Jose Abreu, the best hitter you’ve never heard of. Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Ownership Bidding Down To 7 + Frank McCourt’s Parking Lots

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported earlier today that the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes is down to seven contestants. I would have wrote about this earlier but napping was of greater importance. Of the nine parties still in contention last week, the two eliminated Monday were Michael Heisley, owner of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies; and Tony Ressler, ... Read More »

Ryan Braun’s suspension has been overturned, but the trial has just begun

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While Ryan Braun’s suspension over a positive drug test has ended with it being overturned, I think everybody recognizes that his trial has only just begun. While the suspension being lifted was a boost to the Milwaukee Brewers, it probably would have actually been better for Braun’s reputation had he gotten suspended but for reasons that were shown to clearly ... Read More »