Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Where do Yasiel Puig & Hyun Jin Ryu stand in the 2013 Rookie Of The Year chase?

After yesterday’s seven-inning, no-run (earned, at least) gem against the Cardinals dropped Hyun Jin Ryu‘s ERA below 3.00, it got me thinking about Don Mattingly‘s recent comments that he was underrated in the Rookie Of The Year chase. As far as Ryu’s rookie-of-the-year candidacy, it has the backing of Manager Don Mattingly. “I think he should be considered,” Mattingly said. ... Read More »

Kershaw, Ryu, Puig headline Dodgers representation in Baseball America’s ‘Best Tools’ poll

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Baseball America recently polled managers from the MLB to A-ball, asking them to name the top players in their league in various categories. Players in the Dodgers organization were named 10 times throughout the poll, which actually is a bit disappointing, all things considered. —– At the highest level, Dodgers players were named six times by big-league managers, led by ... Read More »

Dodgers were close to firing Mattingly, creating a horrid narrative, and imploding blogosphere

Yesterday, in a bit of candidness, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admitted to the press that he was on the verge of being fired earlier in the season, and that he knew that because he was told so directly by president Stan Kasten. “[Team president Stan Kasten] was really honest, because I think he didn’t want to do anything, but he ... Read More »

Around The Web: Scott Schebler scouting report, player makeup, Tomohiro Anraku

Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Our own Dustin Nosler with a scouting report on outfielder Scott Schebler. —– WEEI: Gabe Kapler says players need to be educated on the newest statistics. WEEI: Gabe Kapler looks at what goes into ‘makeup’ in baseball, using the case study of Lars Anderson. ESPN: Tomohiro Anraku is a phenom that threw 772 pitches over nine days. ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig kisses Adrian Gonzalez on head, tells ESPN to keep talking, keeps chain swinging

So ESPN and everybody on Twitter were hyping up the apparent discord between Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez during the game tonight, all because Puig was apparently unjustifiably mouthing off to Gonzalez about not scoring from first on his double*. *I mean, really? Really? All three outfielders could die on the field and A-Gon would have to hold at third. ... Read More »

Dodgers sign Brian Wilson, everything is terrible

The Dodgers have signed Brian Wilson, because Ned Colletti loves former Giants and absolutely loathes me. Brian Wilson has chosen to sign with Dodgers, according to source. Had three offers. Will start in minors. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 30, 2013 Tentative plan with Brian Wilson is to begin return at Dodgers complex in Arizona. Then to Rancho Cucamonga. Report ... Read More »