Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Chris Capuano To 2 Year/$10 Million Deal + Analysis

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The Los Angeles Dodgers recently announced the signing of left-handed starting pitcher Chris Capuano to a two-year deal worth 10 million dollars. As for the specifics, Capuano will make $3 million in 2012 and $6 million in 2013, and he’ll have a $8 million mutual option in 2014 with a $1 million buyout. —– In 2011, Capuano posted a 4.55 ... Read More »

Ned Colletti Is Looking For A Veteran Reliever, We’re All Gonna Die…

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Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Ned Colletti is still looking for a starter, reliever, and utility infielder. All that’s left on his frugal shopping list is an affordable replacement in the starting rotation for Hiroki Kuroda, a utility infielder like Jerry Hairston Jr. and a veteran, versatile, durable reliever. I already took a look at the potential starters and ... Read More »

Anybody excited about Kevin Kennedy on “Dodger Talk” except Kevin Kennedy?

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Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News reports that former manager Kevin Kennedy will be taking over “Dodger Talk” from Josh Suchon and Joe Block. My thoughts? Ugh. Two blogger friendly and capable hosts, Josh Suchon and Joe Block, are exiting in favor of a generally uninteresting Kevin Kennedy, who I’m assuming only continues to get work because he ... Read More »

Around The Web: Matt Kemp As A Legend + Roster Changes + Commitments

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Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman looks at the potential for Matt Kemp to become a Dodger legend. — MLB: John Ely and Carlos Monasterios are off the 40-man roster. The Dodgers then added five minor leaguers to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. The Dodgers added left-hander Michael Antonini, outfielder Alex Castellanos and right-handers Stephen Fife, Josh Wall and Chris ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers & Matt Kemp Announce 8 Year/$160 Million Extension + Analysis

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Earlier today, the Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced an 8 year extension with outfielder Matt Kemp for 160 million dollars. The contract had been announced by sources a few days ago, but wasn’t officially confirmed until now. I previously looked at the reported terms and came to the conclusion that it was a solid deal, if not a discount for ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Mark Ellis To 2 Year/8.75 Million Dollar Contract + Analysis

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The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that they have signed free agent second baseman Mark Ellis to a 2 year/8.75 million dollar contract. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times adds that the deal includes a 5.75 million dollar option for 2014 and 125,000 dollars per year in plate appearance based incentives. —– Mark Ellis split 2011 between the Rockies ... Read More »

Ryan Doumit Just Saved Ned Colletti From Himself

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Yesterday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times relayed that catcher/outfielder Ryan Doumit turned down an offer from the Dodgers of almost 3 million dollars over one year, and while it became somewhat of a running joke, I’m quite happy that Doumit doesn’t want to play in Chavez Ravine. — Over the years, Doumit has been somewhat of a popular ... Read More »