Analysis

Los Angeles Dodgers Tender To Kershaw, Ethier, and Loney But Not Kuo

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On December 12th, the Los Angeles Dodgers tendered contracts to a trio of arbitration eligible players: Clayton Kershaw, Andre Ethier, and James Loney. However, they elected to not tender a contract to Hong Chih Kuo. The other two arbitration eligible players, Matt Kemp and Tony Gwynn Jr., were signed to extensions earlier. —– According to MLB Trade Rumors, the projected ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Tony Gwynn Jr. To 2 Year/$2 Million Contract

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced today (December 12th) that they have signed Tony Gwynn Jr. to a two-year contract. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he will earn $850k in 2012 and $1.15 million in 2013. I’ll do analysis later, but he’s basically a replacement level type player. Granted, he’ll be hard pressed to not live ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Take Nobody In 2011 Rule 5 Draft, Lose Tom Melgarejo

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The 2011 Rule 5 Draft was held on Thursday, and the Los Angeles Dodgers were unsurprisingly inactive in its proceedings, abstaining from taking a single player in the MLB, AAA, and AA phases. The Dodgers did lose a player though, as the Kansas City Royals selected left-handed pitcher Tom Melgarejo. Melgarejo wasn’t a significant blow by any means, as he ... Read More »

[Update] Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Aaron Harang To 2 Year/$12 Million Deal + Analysis

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed right-handed starting pitcher Aaron Harang to a 2 year deal worth $12 million, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated. The deal is assumed to be back loaded, but there’s no confirmation on that yet. —– Once upon a time, Harang was a consistent workhorse type of pitcher for the Reds, posting three consecutive ... Read More »

Dodgers Correct To Show Interest In Chase Headley

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Molly Knight of ESPN recently revealed that the Dodgers were “looking into” Padres third baseman Chase Headley. In a surprising change from the rest of the players the Dodgers are interested in, this one actually makes sense, especially considering that Headley would basically be replacing Juan Uribe. —– Chase Headley was a top prospect in the Padres system, ranking at ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Jerry Hairston Jr. To 2 Year/$6 Million Deal + Analysis

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Ned Colletti has signed Jerry Hairston Jr. to a 2 year deal worth 6 million dollars because…of course. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he’ll make $2.25 million in 2012 and $3.75 million in 2013, which means the contract is back loaded because…of course. —– In all fairness, Hairston is certainly versatile and useful, as he can ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Chris Capuano To 2 Year/$10 Million Deal + Analysis

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The Los Angeles Dodgers recently announced the signing of left-handed starting pitcher Chris Capuano to a two-year deal worth 10 million dollars. As for the specifics, Capuano will make $3 million in 2012 and $6 million in 2013, and he’ll have a $8 million mutual option in 2014 with a $1 million buyout. —– In 2011, Capuano posted a 4.55 ... Read More »

Ned Colletti Is Looking For A Veteran Reliever, We’re All Gonna Die…

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Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Ned Colletti is still looking for a starter, reliever, and utility infielder. All that’s left on his frugal shopping list is an affordable replacement in the starting rotation for Hiroki Kuroda, a utility infielder like Jerry Hairston Jr. and a veteran, versatile, durable reliever. I already took a look at the potential starters and ... Read More »