Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Bankruptcy Court Reveals Extent Of Dodgers Debt + How Frank McCourt Still Plans To Profit

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Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers filed a reorganization plan in bankruptcy court that shows the club near $600 million in debt. The Dodgers filed their reorganization plan with a federal bankruptcy court in Delaware on Friday, which will bring the club out of Chapter 11 protection through a sale of the team by April 30. … The ... Read More »

Dodgers Avoid Arbitration With Andre Ethier & James Loney + Prince Fielder & Resources

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The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with Andre Ethier and James Loney on Tuesday, signing both to one-year deals worth $10.95 million plus performance bonuses and $6.375 million plus performance bonuses, respectively. MLB Trade Rumors projected Ethier to clock in at $10.7 million and Loney at $6.5 million, making their knowledge of the process disturbingly accurate. — Considering that Ethier ... Read More »

Is Criticism Of Hiroki Kuroda Actually Happening?

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Is this real life? I honestly didn’t know this was a thing outside of a few Twitter re-tweets from Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles. As usual, Jon Weisman from Dodger Thoughts was on point talking about Los Angeles Dodgers fans criticizing Hiroki Kuroda for his decision to sign with the New York Yankees. This is a pretty bizarre loyalty ... Read More »

Around The Web: New Owner Candidates + How Power Ages + Draconian MLB

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Los Angeles Dodgers: Reliever Blake Hawksworth had surgery on Wednesday to remove bone spurs and scar tissue. Probably going to be a bit late to Spring Training. Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw was named the 2011 Sportsman Of The Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council. Well deserved. —– Los Angeles Times: Tom Barrack‘s interest in purchasing the Dodgers confirmed. ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Not Getting Prince Fielder & Frank McCourt Still An Asshole

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While there’s nothing wrong with pipe dreams, and the speculation about the Los Angeles Dodgers and Prince Fielder was inevitable given the team’s needs and his need for a team, it was never all that realistic. As such, Buster Olney‘s suggestion was understandable, but Bill Shaikin‘s rebuttal was reasonable, as Mike Petriello pointed out. As you can imagine, I tend ... Read More »

Around The Web: Ownership Candidates + Television Rights Settled

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Los Angeles Times: Tony Ressler and Stanley Gold throw their hat into the Dodgers ownership ring. Los Angeles Times: Disney is in too. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello has the most comprehensive look at the pros and cons of all the Dodgers ownership candidates. —– Los Angeles Times: The Dodgers and Fox have settled their dispute over television rights. ... Read More »

Blake Hawksworth To Have Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery, Was He Pitching Hurt?

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that reliever Blake Hawksworth will have surgery on January 11th. Dodgers reliever Blake Hawksworth is scheduled to undergo a minor surgical procedure Wednesday to remove scar tissue and shave down a bone spur in his right elbow. Hawksworth is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks. He should be pitching ... Read More »

Rubby De La Rosa Recovering Nicely & His Long Term Role Is Starting

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Around this time of year, there will be a ton of extraneous crap meaning absolutely nothing flung around, primarily because there’s little actual substance to write about and people are just so excited about getting baseball back. The “Best Shape Of My Life” stories are well known, but this “Winter Development Camp” the Los Angeles Dodgers run has been getting ... Read More »

Arizona League Dodgers 2011 Season Review: Hitters

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Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Pitchers Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Hitters Arizona League Dodgers: Pitchers ===== There’s no Arizona League picture of suitable size, so you’re stuck with what’s actually a better alternative. Anyway, today I continue my off-season recap of the minor league affiliates, moving on to the hitters of the Arizona League Dodgers after the pitchers were tackled last ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Mike MacDougal To 1 Year/$1 Million Contract + Analysis

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal will return to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 on a one-year deal worth $650,000. The team has an option for 2013 worth $2.35 million with a buyout of $350,000, meaning he’s guaranteed a cool million dollars. — To begin, let me say that I actually like ... Read More »

Arizona League Dodgers 2011 Season Review: Pitchers

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Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Pitchers Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Hitters ===== There’s no Arizona League picture of suitable size, so you’re stuck with what’s actually a better alternative. Anyway, today I continue my off-season recap of the minor league affiliates, moving on to the pitchers of the Arizona League Dodgers. — I’ll be picking the prospects for the 2012 Prospective ... Read More »

Around The Web: Missing On Albert Pujols, Minor Moves, And Replacing Offense

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ESPN: From Jonah Keri‘s book on the Tampa Bay Rays, “The Extra 2%“, which I should probably get around to reading. Jennings said he and the other scouts in attendance — all except Arango — remained concerned about the kid’s thick build. They also focused on the negatives rather than the positives as Arango and Jennings both fell into a ... Read More »