Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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A resurgent and reinvented Brian Wilson

BrianWilsonDodgers

When Brian Wilson was signed, I didn’t like it much. His velocity was reported to be anywhere from 87-90 mph, he only had a month to make an impact coming off Tommy John surgery, and he was a veteran, so the team would inevitably give him preference for the playoff roster over a potentially more deserving candidate. Now? Now there’s ... Read More »

The OFFICIAL Dodgers Poolgate Peegate player odds

DodgersPeegate

So the story today is that a Dodger(s) peed in the D-Backs pool, according to a report from Tony Jackson. And because it involves the Dodgers/D-Backs Poolgate controversy, this has gotten picked up by a bunch of outlets. Thus, we now have Peegate. In the past 48 hours, however, I have talked to various people about this subject. And I ... Read More »

D-backs media, players, executives preach about class but should check the mirror instead

DodgersPoolParty

So in case you hadn’t heard yet, the Dodgers clinched the division yesterday and had a bit of a celebration. It was a celebration that included jumping into the pool at Chase Field, and thus D-Backs players were mad about it. D-Backs front office was mad about it. D-Backs media were mad about it. Because when AREN’T the D-Backs mad ... Read More »

Matt Kemp & Don Mattingly confirm Kemp’s batting stance changes, results solid thus far

MattKempHomer

I recently wrote about an observation I had regarding Matt Kemp‘s change in hitting setup, but I didn’t actually know if this was a conscious move or not on his part. Heck, some people thought me and the others were just imagining Kemp’s change. However, now the adjustments have been confirmed by the man himself and coaches as well, so ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero had verbal agreement with Dodgers, other teams now interested

AlexanderGuerrero

Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero was reported to have a verbal agreement with the Dodgers on a contract negotiated by agents Rudy Santin and Manny Paula of MVP Sports Management, but with Guerrero switching agents to Scott Boras, that arrangement is now off, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Guerrero switched agents. Verbal agreements from past agency are not binding. Wants ... Read More »

Takumi Numata signing by Dodgers now in doubt + profile of him with video

TakumiNumata

The Dodgers signed 19-year-old Japanese pitcher Takumi Numata last week, which was seen as a bit odd because he was an unknown in Japan. Unknown. Pitched for minor indsutrial league team, fast ball 92-93. RT @truebluela: The Dodgers signed a 19-year-old Japanese RHP — Japanese Baseball (@npbbaseball) September 17, 2013 Nevertheless, the deal was considered done and he would report ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero signed with Scott Boras and is up for grabs again, according to report

AlexanderGuerrero

Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero has signed with Scott Boras and will open up bidding to all 30 teams, according to a report by Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. The report appears to once again throw a wrench into the Dodgers’ plans to sign Guerrero. If you recall, the Dodgers first appeared ready to ink Guerrero to a 7-year/$32 million contract back ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley wants back in, Kemp on the cusp, Ethier hobbled, Capuano setback

HanleyRamirezISeeYou

Hanley Ramirez left Thursday’s game with tightness in his left hamstring. It’s the same injury that felled HanRam earlier this year. Ramirez left the game after six innings for what the Dodgers called precautionary reasons with mild tightness in his left hamstring, the same injury that sidelined the shortstop for 28 games on the disabled list in May and June. ... Read More »

Dodgers close in on Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero for ~$30 million + his future projection

AlexanderGuerrero

The Dodgers are close to signing 26-year-old Cuban shortstop/second baseman Alexander Guerrero, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com and Peter Gammons of Gammons Daily. Sanchez puts the deal at 5 years/$32 million, while Gammons says the deal is for $30 million. Sanchez also adds that the deal is not yet final but is near completion. “@AlexRod018: @truebluela @JesseSanchezMLB Is this ... Read More »

Juan Uribe, 2013 Gold Glove winner?

During yesterday’s game against the Diamondbacks, Ben Badler of Baseball America commented about the defense of Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe. Juan Uribe doesn't get enough credit for his defense. Legitimate gold glove candidate. — Ben Badler (@BenBadler) September 10, 2013 My NL gold glove at third base would go to Nolan Arenado or Uribe. Would bet it ends up ... Read More »