Analysis

Dodgers make the right call on Capuano, but the decision on M. Ellis not so certain

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The Dodgers declined the options on starter Chris Capuano and second baseman Mark Ellis yesterday, and while one decision was an easy call, the other might not have been so clear. The Dodgers announced on Twitter that they have declined their options on Mark Ellis and Chris Capuano. Ellis’ contract contained a $5.75MM club option, and Caupano’s deal contained an ... Read More »

The Dodgers give up on Dee Gordon as a regular

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Dee Gordon will report to the Dominican Winter League in hopes of transitioning from shortstop to center field, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com also said he’ll be in the outfield this winter. The league will not only offer the Dodgers their first extended look at recently signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero, it ... Read More »

Dodgers trade Alex Castellanos to Red Sox for Jeremy Hazelbaker because … I don’t know

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The Dodgers traded outfielder Alex Castellanos to the Red Sox for outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash. Castellanos was designated recently to clear room for Mike Baxter from the Mets. This deal was done for the money, right? Of course, all that salary relief was essential for the Dodgers. But seriously, who is Jeremy Hazelbaker? Well, SoxProspects.com gave him this evaluation: ... Read More »

Don Mattingly’s future with the Dodgers is up in the air, but if not him, then who?

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Don Mattingly gave quite the exit press conference yesterday, basically saying that he has a guaranteed contract for next year, but if he doesn’t get a multi-year deal, then he might not be back with the Dodgers. “My option vested once we beat Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be back,” Mattingly told reporters on Monday, with general manager Ned ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero agrees to 4-year/$28 million deal, ending pursuit of Cano & Ellis’ Dodger career

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The Dodgers have finally agreed to a deal with free agent Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero on a 4-year/$28 million contract, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Sanchez also reports that there are performance escalators in the deal of $1 million per season that can take the total value to $32 million. $10 million of the contract is in the signing ... Read More »

[Updated] Dodgers 2013 NLCS player panic ratings: Which player will fans flood my mentions with curse words about?

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I did player panic ratings for the Dodgers before the NLDS, so I figured why not do them for the NLCS too? See, while fans go nuts at players during the regular season, they absolutely lose sanity during the postseason. I understand that, because there’s more at stake, but sane people let it go after they calm down, while insane ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 NLDS player panic ratings: Who are Dodger fans most likely to meltdown about?

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The idea for player panic ratings has been stewing in my head since the last playoff appearance for the Dodgers, because while fans go nuts at players during the regular season, they absolutely lose sanity during the postseason. I understand that, because there’s more at stake, but sane people let it go after they calm down, while insane people let ... Read More »

Dodgers vs. Braves, 2013 NLDS breakdown: In which the general public roots for schadenfreude

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The Braves and Dodgers in the 2013 NLDS, because why not, right? Putting aside the respective fanbases, this is a matchup a lot of outsiders have expressed interest in, if for no other reason than to see the most habitual unwritten rule line-steppers take on the steadfast unwritten rule enforcers of grittitude. Basically, everybody wants to see Yasiel Puig and/or ... Read More »

Dodger signee Takumi Numata banned for life by JABA + JABA submits request to NPB

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When the Takumi Numata signing last left off, the validity of his deal with the Dodgers was in question due to the circumstances around his signing, and the Japan Amateur Baseball Association (JABA) was not pleased. Late yesterday, JABA banned Numata for life, suspended the director of Numata’s team (Edion of the Industrial League), and filed a request to the ... Read More »