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Andre Ethier Agrees To 5-Year/$85 Million Contract With 6th Year Option + Analysis

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Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier agreed to an extension with the team yesterday, and he’ll now be locked in with the franchise for the next five years for a sum of $85 million. Additionally, there’s a vesting option for a sixth year for an additional $15 million. Ethier close to deal with #Dodgers that would be guaranteed for $85M over 5 ... Read More »

2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers Review

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2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers Preview 2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers – Day 1 – The 18th Overall Pick Is Corey Seager 2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers – Day 1 – The 51st Overall Pick Is Jesmuel Valentin 2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers – Day 2 – Rounds 2 Through 5 2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles ... Read More »

Taking a look at Alex Castellanos, the prospect set to replace Matt Kemp

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As mentioned yesterday, Matt Kemp injured his hamstring and according to the Dodgers official Twitter, he will be headed to the disabled list. In a related move, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus confirmed that the Dodgers would be calling up prospect Alex Castellanos from AAA Albuquerque to take his place on the roster. Because I’m slow and busy, I haven’t ... Read More »

Nate Eovaldi May Be On His Way, Dodgers Pursued Roy Oswalt, So What’s The Rotation Problem?

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Nate Eovaldi was pulled from yesterday’s start in AA, leading to speculation that he could be on his way to the Dodgers, but the surprising news is that the Dodgers were apparently in on Roy Oswalt. Ted Lilly is still listed as the Dodgers’ Tuesday night starter, but there are increasing indications that will change. In addition to the sudden ... Read More »

What’s Behind Allen Webster’s Struggles?

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Allen Webster had a rough final three starts for the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2011. Some attributed it to fatigue because of a career-high in innings pitched (145), but when the 2012 season began, things were supposed to be back to normal. Not so fast. —– Webster has struggled mightily this season — and it’s both concerning and perplexing. Mike Newman ... Read More »

Why Does Don Mattingly Think He Can’t Demote Dee Gordon From The Top Of The Order?

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People are always asking me on Twitter whether Dee Gordon will be demoted. Demoted? Please. Don Mattingly won’t even budge on dropping him from the top spot in the lineup. For whatever reason, Mattingly absolutely refuses to consider dropping Gordon from the top, and judging by what he said to AJ Cassavell yesterday, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be changing ... Read More »

#RBIMachine Out, Scott Van Slyke In

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Juan Rivera has been placed on the disabled list and Scott Van Slyke will take his place on the Dodgers. The Dodgers on Wednesday placed outfielder Juan Rivera on the 15-day disabled list with a significant hamstring strain or tear behind the left knee and were recalling outfielder Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque. ... Read More »

Scott Elbert & His Slider

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After posting a 2.43 ERA and 2.73 FIP in 33.1 innings out of the bullpen last year, it seemed as if former top prospect Scott Elbert had found his future in the bullpen. This year though, he has struggled, posting a 5.87 ERA and a 6.35 FIP. So what’s wrong? His slider, apparently. “I feel good,” Elbert said. “I’m pounding ... Read More »

Dodgers Sign Bobby Abreu: At Least He’s Better Than Adam Kennedy … Right?

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According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers have signed Bobby Abreu, formerly of the Angels. In a corresponding move, the team has demoted utility infielder Justin Sellers to the minors and will probably use Jerry Hairston Jr. at shortstop. The Angels will be paying Abreu’s 2012 salary, and speculation is that the Dodgers will be paying Abreu a ... Read More »