Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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5 Dodgers minor leaguers voted as league All-Stars by peers, led by Joc Pederson

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Five Dodgers minor-league players were voted as All-Stars for their respective leagues, according to a poll conducted by Baseball America. The main prospects on the list were one of the system’s top prospects in Joc Pederson and one of the system’s up-and-coming prospects in Jacob Scavuzzo. —– In AAA, Nick Buss of the Albuquerque Isotopes made the outfield for the ... Read More »

My petty post for the year

Disclaimer: If you don’t care or don’t want to read about stupid, childish men getting catty over the Internetz — you know, like a normal human being wouldn’t care — then click out of this article. Seriously. It’s really dumb. —– So yesterday, I wrote a Michael Young post basically saying that the Dodgers shouldn’t expect much, I didn’t see ... Read More »

[Update] Dodgers reportedly acquire Michael Young from Phillies because … I don’t know

The Dodgers have acquired 3B Michael Young from the Phillies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. While this was a bit of a joke for a while because of Ned Colletti‘s affinity for these types of players, I never thought it would actually come true. BREAKING: #Dodgers get Michael Young from #Phillies — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 1, 2013 ... Read More »

Dodgers September roster expansion probabilities: Van Slyke, Withrow, Butera, and friends

Tomorrow is the day the Dodgers have been awaiting for a month now: the day rosters expand. The bullpen doesn’t currently consist of Brian Wilson, Brandon League, Carlos Marmol, and Edinson Volquez because they’re the best the organization has, but rather because they have upside and the team wants another month to evaluate them for the postseason roster and 2014. ... Read More »

Around The Web: Puig stuff, Hanley extension, Kershaw’s approach, PED-friendly gene

Yahoo! Sports: Maybe not pressuring Yasiel Puig to change everything he does is for the best? The Dodgers hardly ever lose anymore, and that’s partly to do with Puig. Sometimes he leads that. Sometimes he floats along. Sometimes, granted, his decisions pull in the other direction. The games will get bigger. Puig, like the Dodgers’ patience, will be tested. “I ... Read More »

Dodgers sign Edinson Volquez. Obviously they’re thinking … I don’t know what they’re thinking.

The Dodgers have signed Edinson Volquez to a major-league deal and the Padres will pay all but the pro-rated minimum of his salary, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Source: #Dodgers agree with Volquez on major-league deal, pending physical, other details. #Padres pay all but pro-rated min of his $5.725M. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 29, 2013 Source: #Dodgers ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig’s 8-minute (!!!) interview with Manny Mota

Your browser does not support iframes. Today MLB.com posted up an eight-minute interview with Yasiel Puig that was conducted by Manny Mota, which is significant because he sat down for an eight-minute interview without saying he wanted to kill the media. Highlights: 1) He’s proudest that he helped the Dodgers make history and that the team is in first place. ... Read More »

Around The Web: Kenley’s perfect game, Greinke’s pitch selection, Puig’s adjustments

True Blue LA: Kenley Jansen threw a perfect game and nobody noticed. Los Angeles Times: Yasiel Puig is now without his handler, Tim Bravo. —– Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Zack Greinke scrapped his best pitch and he’s still getting outs. Baseball Prospectus: Yasiel Puig has adjusted to the league’s adjustments. Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Lindsey Caughel scouting report. —– Sports On ... Read More »

What should we expect to get from Brian Wilson?

Reliever Brian Wilson is already with the Dodgers in Philadelphia, and it’s widely expected that he’ll be activated as soon as today, so it’s worth taking a look at what fans should realistically expect from him going forward. In four rehab appearances between A+ and AAA, Wilson has pitched four and a third innings, struck out three, walked none, and ... Read More »