Analysis

A resurgent and reinvented Brian Wilson

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When Brian Wilson was signed, I didn’t like it much. His velocity was reported to be anywhere from 87-90 mph, he only had a month to make an impact coming off Tommy John surgery, and he was a veteran, so the team would inevitably give him preference for the playoff roster over a potentially more deserving candidate. Now? Now there’s ... Read More »

Matt Kemp & Don Mattingly confirm Kemp’s batting stance changes, results solid thus far

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I recently wrote about an observation I had regarding Matt Kemp‘s change in hitting setup, but I didn’t actually know if this was a conscious move or not on his part. Heck, some people thought me and the others were just imagining Kemp’s change. However, now the adjustments have been confirmed by the man himself and coaches as well, so ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero had verbal agreement with Dodgers, other teams now interested

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Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero was reported to have a verbal agreement with the Dodgers on a contract negotiated by agents Rudy Santin and Manny Paula of MVP Sports Management, but with Guerrero switching agents to Scott Boras, that arrangement is now off, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Guerrero switched agents. Verbal agreements from past agency are not binding. Wants ... Read More »

Takumi Numata signing by Dodgers now in doubt + profile of him with video

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The Dodgers signed 19-year-old Japanese pitcher Takumi Numata last week, which was seen as a bit odd because he was an unknown in Japan. Unknown. Pitched for minor indsutrial league team, fast ball 92-93. RT @truebluela: The Dodgers signed a 19-year-old Japanese RHP — Japanese Baseball (@npbbaseball) September 17, 2013 Nevertheless, the deal was considered done and he would report ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero signed with Scott Boras and is up for grabs again, according to report

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Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero has signed with Scott Boras and will open up bidding to all 30 teams, according to a report by Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. The report appears to once again throw a wrench into the Dodgers’ plans to sign Guerrero. If you recall, the Dodgers first appeared ready to ink Guerrero to a 7-year/$32 million contract back ... Read More »

Dodgers close in on Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero for ~$30 million + his future projection

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The Dodgers are close to signing 26-year-old Cuban shortstop/second baseman Alexander Guerrero, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com and Peter Gammons of Gammons Daily. Sanchez puts the deal at 5 years/$32 million, while Gammons says the deal is for $30 million. Sanchez also adds that the deal is not yet final but is near completion. “@AlexRod018: @truebluela @JesseSanchezMLB Is this ... Read More »

Juan Uribe, 2013 Gold Glove winner?

During yesterday’s game against the Diamondbacks, Ben Badler of Baseball America commented about the defense of Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe. Juan Uribe doesn't get enough credit for his defense. Legitimate gold glove candidate. — Ben Badler (@BenBadler) September 10, 2013 My NL gold glove at third base would go to Nolan Arenado or Uribe. Would bet it ends up ... Read More »

[Update] Dodgers reportedly acquire Michael Young from Phillies because … I don’t know

The Dodgers have acquired 3B Michael Young from the Phillies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. While this was a bit of a joke for a while because of Ned Colletti‘s affinity for these types of players, I never thought it would actually come true. BREAKING: #Dodgers get Michael Young from #Phillies — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 1, 2013 ... Read More »

Dodgers September roster expansion probabilities: Van Slyke, Withrow, Butera, and friends

Tomorrow is the day the Dodgers have been awaiting for a month now: the day rosters expand. The bullpen doesn’t currently consist of Brian Wilson, Brandon League, Carlos Marmol, and Edinson Volquez because they’re the best the organization has, but rather because they have upside and the team wants another month to evaluate them for the postseason roster and 2014. ... Read More »

Dodgers sign Edinson Volquez. Obviously they’re thinking … I don’t know what they’re thinking.

The Dodgers have signed Edinson Volquez to a major-league deal and the Padres will pay all but the pro-rated minimum of his salary, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Source: #Dodgers agree with Volquez on major-league deal, pending physical, other details. #Padres pay all but pro-rated min of his $5.725M. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 29, 2013 Source: #Dodgers ... Read More »

What should we expect to get from Brian Wilson?

Reliever Brian Wilson is already with the Dodgers in Philadelphia, and it’s widely expected that he’ll be activated as soon as today, so it’s worth taking a look at what fans should realistically expect from him going forward. In four rehab appearances between A+ and AAA, Wilson has pitched four and a third innings, struck out three, walked none, and ... Read More »