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Los Angeles Dodgers & Matt Kemp Announce 8 Year/$160 Million Extension + Analysis

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Earlier today, the Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced an 8 year extension with outfielder Matt Kemp for 160 million dollars. The contract had been announced by sources a few days ago, but wasn’t officially confirmed until now. I previously looked at the reported terms and came to the conclusion that it was a solid deal, if not a discount for ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Mark Ellis To 2 Year/8.75 Million Dollar Contract + Analysis

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The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that they have signed free agent second baseman Mark Ellis to a 2 year/8.75 million dollar contract. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times adds that the deal includes a 5.75 million dollar option for 2014 and 125,000 dollars per year in plate appearance based incentives. —– Mark Ellis split 2011 between the Rockies ... Read More »

Ryan Doumit Just Saved Ned Colletti From Himself

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Yesterday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times relayed that catcher/outfielder Ryan Doumit turned down an offer from the Dodgers of almost 3 million dollars over one year, and while it became somewhat of a running joke, I’m quite happy that Doumit doesn’t want to play in Chavez Ravine. — Over the years, Doumit has been somewhat of a popular ... Read More »

A Wild Juan Rivera Gets Signed

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Ken Gurnick reports that the Dodgers and Juan Rivera have agreed on a one-year contract worth 4 million dollars that includes an option year. Jon Paul Morosi adds that the option year is a team option worth 4 million dollars with a $500k buyout and that there are $500k worth of incentives in both years. Dylan Hernandez had the initial ... Read More »

Sorting Through The Candidates For Owner Of The Los Angeles Dodgers

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As I covered yesterday, the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to be put up for auction in bankruptcy court, thus ending Frank McCourt‘s embarrassing reign as Dodgers owner. However, while we’re busy celebrating his demise, fans need to be aware of the next owner’s credentials, lest history repeat itself. For their part, Major League Baseball has committed to facilitating the ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Relief Pitchers

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Kenley Jansen Relief pitchers are a fungible group, as many non-traditional sports analysts around the web have pointed out time and time again. Overpaying for them, particularly veteran arms, rarely works out. Constructing a pen on the cheap is the preferred way to go, especially when you have proven as an organization to be able to develop young arms year ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Starting Pitchers

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Clayton Kershaw Was there anyone else to begin this review with? Just 23-years-old and consistently underrated and overlooked by the mainstream media entering 2011, Clayton Kershaw silenced all of his remaining critics with one of the best seasons for a pitcher in recent memory, Dodger or otherwise. Consistent from start to finish, Clayton improved in every respect from his fantastic ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Left Field

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Jerry Sands Left Field: Ned Colletti’s Folly. This is the Season Review I’ve been least looking forward to because it’s by far the most depressing, and it’s therefore the one I have the least interest in writing. Essentially, left field was a hot mess in 2011, as the Dodgers used basically everybody, the kitchen sink, and Eugenio Velez. I’ll focus ... Read More »