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2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: First Base

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James Loney James Loney’s 2011 was much like his 2010 when all was said and done, in that his supporters still stood behind him while his detractors once again saw too little progress to declare Loney a changed man and the slugging corner infielder people think he can be. Chad already dug into Loney’s late season surge that not only – ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Catcher

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Rod Barajas Rod Barajas subscribes to a simple theory: why be anyone but Rod Barajas when people will continue to give me a job regardless of the fact that I’m a pretty mediocre player? Not a bad idea, considering he doesn’t have many other options. Since arriving in L.A. after being claimed off of waivers from the Mets, Barajas has ... Read More »

Dodgers Target Tsuyoshi Wada: A Closer Look

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Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles passes along word that the Dodgers are in Japan scouting Tsuyoshi Wada. For Wada’s part, he had this to say about his free agency: Tsuyoshi reached the service time requirements for free agency on September 16 and is widely expected to make a run at an MLB contract this offseason. Said Wada: “I’m honestly ... Read More »

2011 Dodgers Proving That The Best Bullpen Is Often Times An Inexpensive One

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During the 2010-2011 off-season, the Dodgers aimed to improve on what was an effective unit in 2010 (3.80 FIP/8th In MLB). With all their veteran relievers making their Los Angeles exit, the rest of the potential returning cast consisted primarily of pre-arbitration players making the major league minimum, with only Jonathan Broxton locked into a high paying salary for 2011. ... Read More »

Dodgers Call Up Federowicz, Sands, And Ely

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Dylan Hernandez confirmed on Twitter the report that Tim Federowicz got the call to the big leagues, and he added that Jerry Sands and John Ely also received calls. - Dylan Hernandez and Joe Block provided the details on what the call-ups mean for the Dodgers. Federowicz won’t play right away. Mattingly wants him to get used to his new ... Read More »

Report: Tim Federowicz Gets Call To Join Dodgers

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According to Tar Heel Monthly, catching prospect Tim Federowicz* is getting the call to the big leagues. *Federowicz will be known as Fedaerakeafjasdjwisziciz or Fediafjiaezocoizzwocz or Federaifizocizcaawzxz from now on. — Since being traded for, Federowicz has put up a .325/.431/.627/1.058 line, showing outstanding plate discipline and power. Of course, it’s Albuquerque and it’s only 102 plate appearances, so his ... Read More »

Coaching Philosophy And Matt Kemp

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That’s right, again. It’s your daily Matt Kemp situation/controversy/failboat post, because talking about the team being eleventy billion games back is even more boring. Anyway, after yesterday’s news, it came out today that Dave Stewart talked with Bob Schaefer and Larry Bowa about their differences, and ostensibly, Matt Kemp. “Both Schaefer, the Dodgers’ bench coach who also works with outfielders, ... Read More »

What’s Wrong With Chad Billingsley?

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While Dylan Hernandez tweeted yesterday that Chad Billingsley will remain in the rotation, just the fact that it was even a question worth asking shows where the attitudes of journalists, fans, and bloggers currently lie. Since last year, there has been rampant speculation that Billingsley was either injured or losing his raw stuff, but those assumptions seem rather premature.  The fact of the ... Read More »