Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Dominican Summer League Dodgers 2011 Season Review: Hitters

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Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Pitchers ===== Same awesome picture, this time with actual athletes! Today, I will continue the 2011 season reviews for the Dodgers minor league affiliates, now with the hitters of the Dominican Summer League Dodgers. — It’s worth noting that I’ll be picking the prospects for the 2012 Prospective Prospect Profiles list from these reviews, so it ... Read More »

If Joe Paterno Is A Scapegoat, He Brought It On Himself

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Joe Posnanski isn’t just a mainstream sportswriter that I enjoy reading, he’s without a doubt my favorite mainstream sportswriter. I enjoy almost everything he publishes, and even if I don’t fully agree with the stance he’s taking, I can appreciate his thought process (a rare quality in the mainstream media these days). Unfortunately, with his latest entry about Joe Paterno ... Read More »

Around The Web: Off-season Plan, Frank McCourt & Awards

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MSTI: Mike Petriello puts together an off-season plan for the 2012 Dodgers. Personally, I don’t even think I’m attempting it this year. — Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman recaps the history of early worries regarding the ownership of Frank McCourt. Dodger Thoughts: A checklist for the new owner? Sounds good. — MLB: Alfredo Silverio and Scott Van Slyke were added to ... Read More »

A Wild Juan Rivera Gets Signed

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Ken Gurnick reports that the Dodgers and Juan Rivera have agreed on a one-year contract worth 4 million dollars that includes an option year. Jon Paul Morosi adds that the option year is a team option worth 4 million dollars with a $500k buyout and that there are $500k worth of incentives in both years. Dylan Hernandez had the initial ... Read More »

Sorting Through The Candidates For Owner Of The Los Angeles Dodgers

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As I covered yesterday, the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to be put up for auction in bankruptcy court, thus ending Frank McCourt‘s embarrassing reign as Dodgers owner. However, while we’re busy celebrating his demise, fans need to be aware of the next owner’s credentials, lest history repeat itself. For their part, Major League Baseball has committed to facilitating the ... Read More »

Report: Frank McCourt agrees to sell the Dodgers through bankruptcy court auction

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Frank McCourt has agreed to sell the Dodgers through bankruptcy court auction. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports corroborates the story. —– Update 1: Bill Shaikin reports further details on the situation. McCourt and Major League Baseball have agreed to seek approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for an auction of the ... Read More »

FanGraphs: LOL AZNS R SHORT

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I was about to take a nap today when I saw that MLB Trade Rumors had picked Jason Kubel to sign with the Dodgers. I made my way to FanGraphs to see if I could make a post basically laughing at Ned Colletti repeating his past mistakes of bringing in a veteran outfielder to block a talented youngster. On my ... Read More »

Around The Web: McCourt Saga About To Get Real

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ESPN: Josh Fisher of Dodger Divorce broke down the settlement between Frank and Jamie McCourt. What makes this settlement different from the last one? Nearly four months ago, the couple reached a settlement agreement only to have it fall apart days later. The principal difference between this settlement and the one announced in June is that this time, the settlement ... Read More »

The Translator: “A Scout Told Me This…”

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Whenever you see a national writer say that a certain scout told him something about a certain player, 99% of the time, it means: 1) The scout is trolling the writer and spreading misinformation. 2) The writer found a narrative he likes and is cherry picking input. 3) The writer is fabricating a quote to fit a narrative. Opinions on ... Read More »