Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Ned Colletti doesn’t deserve a pass for the sins of Frank McCourt

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A common excuse for Ned Colletti defenders (here, in the comments) is to blame his recent lack of success on the current financial situation of the Los Angeles Dodgers brought upon by the nightmare ownership of Frank McCourt. Generally speaking though, the lack of money hasn’t been the problem. Hell, it’s almost the opposite, as Colletti’s worst years as a ... Read More »

Around The Web: Epic Guerra & Loney, Dodgers Out Of Options, and Worst Swings Of 2011

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MSTI: I don’t know where he found this, but this is definitely the best thing Javy Guerra and James Loney do all year even if they finish 1/2 in the MVP race. Dodger Thoughts: None of the potential Dodgers ownership groups liked the Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw contracts? Uh…yikes. Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Jon Weisman blogger profile. —– Baseball Prospectus: ... Read More »

Great Lakes Loons 2011 Season Review: Hitters

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Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Pitchers Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Hitters Arizona League Dodgers: Pitchers Arizona League Dodgers: Hitters Ogden Raptors: Pitchers Ogden Raptors: Hitters Great Lakes Loons: Pitchers ===== Today I continue my off-season recap of the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league affiliates, moving on to the hitters of the Great Lakes Loons. — I’ll be picking the prospects for ... Read More »

Great Lakes Loons 2011 Season Review: Pitchers

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Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Pitchers Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Hitters Arizona League Dodgers: Pitchers Arizona League Dodgers: Hitters Ogden Raptors: Pitchers Ogden Raptors: Hitters ===== Today I continue my off-season recap of the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league affiliates, moving on to the pitchers of the Great Lakes Loons. — I’ll be picking the prospects for the 2012 Prospective Prospect ... Read More »

Around The Web: Spring Training roster, De Jon Watson interview, and sabermetrics

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True Blue LA: Eric Stephen has the 2012 Spring Training roster. True Blue LA: A review of the 2012 off-season for the Los Angeles Dodgers to make me cry. —– ESPN: Jon Weisman has an interview with De Jon Watson about the Dodgers minor league system. ESPN: Keith Law ranks the Dodgers system 12th in baseball. If pitching wins championships, ... Read More »

Around The Web: 11 bidders remain, Logan White interview, and PITCHf/x player cards

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Los Angeles Times: And then there were eleven. The lineup of Dodgers bidders, as of Wednesday: Magic Johnson/Stan Kasten: Could soon be joined by richest man in L.A., Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Rick Caruso/Joe Torre: Not out of the running in the Soon-Shiong sweepstakes. Steven Cohen/Arn Tellem: Cohen about to invest $20 million in Mets, able to spend 75-100 times as ... Read More »

Josh Macciello not a finalist in ownership bidding, was basically trolling in real life

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Given that I just wrote about him gaining momentum among Los Angeles Dodgers fans, Josh Macciello gave a rather hilariously timed interview on Mason & Ireland today, admitting that he was not approved for the second round of ownership bidding, after which he then proceeded to go off on all types of tangents about why he’s getting screwed. Obviously he’s ... Read More »

Josh Macciello’s ownership bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers gaining fan support

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In addition to agreeing with me on the level of want on Jared Kushner as owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Mike Petriello‘s article included an interesting link regarding Josh Macciello‘s ownership bid. Sources close to the deal confirm that the bid he laid out recently is about $2.2 billion for the Dodgers and the stadium. Macciello would only confirm ... Read More »

Patrick Soon Shiong to be involved in ownership bid, money could make or break groups

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times writes that Patrick Soon Shiong, long speculated to eventually attach himself to an ownership group, will indeed be involved in the process. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, who could sway the balance of financial power in the Dodgers’ ownership derby, will “absolutely participate” in a bid for the team, his representative said Tuesday. Soon-Shiong, the ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Agree With Clayton Kershaw On A 2-Year/$19 Million Contract

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The official Twitter account of the Los Angeles Dodgers just announced that the team has signed Clayton Kershaw to a two-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports the deal is for 19 million dollars. Here’s the breakdown: Kershaw will receive a $500k signing bonus, $7.5 million salary in 2012, $11 million salary in 2013. ... Read More »

Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is a finalist in the Dodgers ownership bidding

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times recently revealed that Donald Trump‘s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in the running for ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jared Kushner, born into a prominent New York real estate family and son-in-law of Donald Trump, has emerged as a candidate in the bidding for the Dodgers. The Kushner bid is one of at ... Read More »

Current (Russ Mitchell) & Former (Blake DeWitt) Dodgers Designated For Assignment

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After the surprise signing of Todd Coffey, the Los Angeles Dodgers had a decision to make in regards to the 40-man roster, and Ken Gurnick reports that the Dodgers decided to designate Russ Mitchell for assignment. —– In other news, Blake DeWitt was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs, and while he hardly set the world on fire (or ... Read More »