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March In Review: Top Dodgers prospects, Matt Kemp’s 2014, Yasiel Puig’s projections

DodgersDigest

In March I was finally able to get going and I released my 2014 Prospect Rankings, wrote a little about Matt Kemp, and wrote extensively about Yasiel Puig. Besides game threads or game recaps, here’s what I was up to. ===== Things Looking Up For Matt Kemp, But Reality Will Require Patience It really is an unfortunate, delicate balance at ... Read More »

February In Review: Hanley extension, Ryu’s second year, mailbag

DodgersDigest

A busier month for me than January, but I was set back a bit by illness. Fortunately, I still managed to write about Hyun Jin Ryu‘s sophomore campaign, extending Hanley Ramirez, two Spring Training position previews, started a mailbag (yes, really), and made a GIF. ===== The Time To Extend Hanley Ramirez Is Now With Clayton Kershaw now locked up, ... Read More »

January In Review: Dodgers & Utility Infielders; Clutchitude

DodgersDigest

Was a bit of a slow month for me in January as I continue to research/compile my Prospect Profiles, but I managed to tackle the utility infielder issue for the Dodgers and continued my Clutchitude series. —– With Attention Focused on Masahiro Tanaka, Utility Infield Remains Dodgers Biggest Hole As Dodgers fans wait for the second-by-second updates on Masahiro Tanaka ... Read More »

Introducing Dodgers Digest, the best site ever (it’s only fitting my announcement goes last)

DodgersDigest

This site, as you know it today, is dead. But that’s a good thing, because starting Monday I’ll be teaming up with Mike Petriello (Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness), Dustin Nosler (Feelin’ Kinda Blue), and Daniel Brim (Blog To The Score) over at our new site, Dodgers Digest. Yes, a new site. And while I’m nervous about the change, I think ... Read More »

Site Update: Moved to new server + Disqus is here

ServerRoom

I think I did this like a week ago, but I figured I should make an announcement anyway just to let everybody know. So basically, I’ve moved off shared hosting. Therefore, stuff like the site crashing for two days because lots of people wanted to read my articles won’t happen … hypothetically. Also, unless you haven’t visited the site in ... Read More »

Q&A: Logan White, Dodgers’ VP Of Amateur Scouting

LoganWhite

Logan White, the Dodgers‘ Vice President Of Amateur Scouting, was kind enough to give me 20 minutes of his time to talk about the farm system and draft. If you want to hear White actually speak, check out the latest episode of “Dugout Blues“. —– I looked at the draft this year and you kind of had a more college-focused ... Read More »

Carl Crawford confirms that I am a genius! (…or that he just changed hitting mechanics)

So a couple days ago, I asked Eric Stephen of True Blue LA to ask Carl Crawford about his hitting mechanics, and he did so for me, primarily because he’s awesome. Why, you ask? Because of my article for Baseball Prospectus back in October broaching that exact subject. Basically, I wanted to know if I was right so I could ... Read More »

Interview With Chris Reed: Mechanical & Mental Adjustments, Pitch Confidence, And Change

I had the opportunity to speak with Chris Reed before his Nov. 8 Arizona Fall League game. Edited for sanity, because nobody wants to read “uh” and “um” and laughs and transitions and crap. —– Pitching in the AFL is always difficult, so are you making any conscious adjustments to that or is it just specifically working on things beyond ... Read More »

Interview With Joc Pederson: Mechanical Changes, Mental Approach, And Fatigue

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I had the opportunity to speak with Joc Pederson before his Nov. 8 Arizona Fall League game. Edited for sanity, because nobody wants to read “uh” and “um” and laughs and transitions and crap. —– You admitted that you scuffled to start 2011, but that you made adjustments that helped shape your breakout in 2012, specifically what mechanical changes were ... Read More »

Interview With Onelki Garcia: His Status, His Bicep & Oblique Injuries, And All Of His Pitches

I had the opportunity to speak with Onelki Garcia before his Nov. 8 Arizona Fall League game, a conversation that was translated by Rodney Linares, manager of the Mesa Solar Sox and a manager in the Houston Astros system. Edited for sanity, because nobody wants to read “uh” and “um” and laughs and transitions and crap. —– After all the ... Read More »

New Layout – Everything Basically The Same, But Now Mobile/Tablet/Whatever Friendly

ChadMoriyamaNewLayout

So if you hadn’t already noticed, there have been some changes around these here parts, but … uh … not much, really. Besides the look of the new layout, the primary reason I switched wasn’t because of aesthetics, but because the new layout is responsive, meaning the layout responds to whatever you’re using to browse the site. Since most of ... Read More »