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Around The Web: 2013 Dodgers prospect team, NPB posting changes, Cuban law changes

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Jurgen Klopp mad? Yeah, he mad. —– Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Dustin Nosler names his 2013 Dodgers prospect team. Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Also names his most surprising and most disappointing prospects. RotoGraphs: Ricky Nolasco‘s adjustments have made him closer to the real deal than not. So it seems here that Nolasco’s year is something close to being “for real,” and while ... Read More »

Around The Web: Puig stuff, Hanley extension, Kershaw’s approach, PED-friendly gene

Yahoo! Sports: Maybe not pressuring Yasiel Puig to change everything he does is for the best? The Dodgers hardly ever lose anymore, and that’s partly to do with Puig. Sometimes he leads that. Sometimes he floats along. Sometimes, granted, his decisions pull in the other direction. The games will get bigger. Puig, like the Dodgers’ patience, will be tested. “I ... Read More »

Around The Web: Kenley’s perfect game, Greinke’s pitch selection, Puig’s adjustments

True Blue LA: Kenley Jansen threw a perfect game and nobody noticed. Los Angeles Times: Yasiel Puig is now without his handler, Tim Bravo. —– Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Zack Greinke scrapped his best pitch and he’s still getting outs. Baseball Prospectus: Yasiel Puig has adjusted to the league’s adjustments. Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Lindsey Caughel scouting report. —– Sports On ... Read More »

Around The Web: Scott Schebler scouting report, player makeup, Tomohiro Anraku

Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Our own Dustin Nosler with a scouting report on outfielder Scott Schebler. —– WEEI: Gabe Kapler says players need to be educated on the newest statistics. WEEI: Gabe Kapler looks at what goes into ‘makeup’ in baseball, using the case study of Lars Anderson. ESPN: Tomohiro Anraku is a phenom that threw 772 pitches over nine days. ... Read More »

Around The Web: All Puig all the time, prospect rankings, fan loyalty, player makeup, IBWAA

Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Our own Dustin Nosler with his mid-season top 25 prospects. Emory Sports Marketing Analytics: Dodgers fans are tied for first in the MLB in terms of intensity and loyalty. —– Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: A point-by-point breakdown of the Yasiel Puig criticism. Think Blue LA: Puig gives a fan with cerebral palsy his jersey. Monster. Yahoo! Sports: ... Read More »

Around The Web: Kemp’s start, draft bonus increase, minor league rosters, Tomohiro Anraku

Never forget. —– Baseball Prospectus: Matt Kemp has struggled to start the year, but his poor Spring Training probably has little to do with it. His career line in 561 plate appearances? .252/.291/.448/.739. True Blue LA: The Opening Day payroll for the Dodgers is over $240 million. Baseball America: Draft bonus pools for the 2013 MLB Draft will rise 8.2 ... Read More »

Around The Web: Puig perspective, Ethier platoon, Guggenheim investigated, Umpires improve

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Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Arguing for patience and perspective regarding Yasiel Puig. I know he looks awfully impressive (dude looks like he could be on your fantasy football team), and I’ve liked what I’ve seen as well, but I really do believe people are getting way ahead of themselves. Baseball Prospectus: The Dodgers might have a platoon partner for Andre ... Read More »

Around The Web: Stadium Upgrades, TV Contract, HGH Testing, Quotes Of The Year

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MLB.com: The Dodgers are making extensive upgrades to Dodger Stadium, and I have to say that it all sounds awesome. The most obvious upgrade — and the one senior vice president of planning and development Janet Marie Smith mentioned first — is the replacement of the scoreboards located above the right- and left-field pavilions with larger, 1080 high-definition LED boards, ... Read More »

Around The Web: Dodgers Curse Of Plenty, Bench Depth, A.J./Belisario Arbitration

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Grantland: Jonah Keri on the riches of the Dodgers and the curse that comes along with it. That, in a nutshell, is The Curse of Plenty. The Dodgers have more money to spend than anyone, without enough top players to go after. They’ve clogged their roster with merely decent talent at multiple positions because their general manager is impulsive and ... Read More »

Around The Web: TV Contract, Dodgers Risk, Stan Kasten Interview, Prospects/Veterans

“If you are what you say you are…” —– Dodgers Now: Bill Shaikin reveals that the Dodgers are no longer exclusively talking with Fox, as they’ve met with Time Warner now. The Dodgers and Time Warner Cable have met to discuss a potential deal for the team’s television rights, according to two people familiar with the talks but not authorized ... Read More »

Around The Web: Player Trade Value, TV Revenue, Stolen Base Value, NPB/MLB Fight

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Grantland: Part 1 of Jonah Keri ranking the 50 best players in terms of trade value. No Dodgers here yet, but Carlos Santana finds a spot at #43. The other two catcher rankings are the ones likely to elicit the most hate mail. In the first draft of this list, I had Santana considerably higher. Twenty-six-year-old switch-hitting catcher, career .806 ... Read More »

Around The Web: Steven Cohen, Draft Auction, HOF Vote, NCAA & Amateurism

Los Angeles Times: Steven Cohen has been implicated in an insider trading scheme. Tuesday the Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen had been implicated in a massive $276-million insider trading scheme. Remember him? The guy who was once the front-runner for the Dodgers? Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd that’s why some of us didn’t want him as owner. —– The Book: Tom Tango argues ... Read More »

Around The Web: Dodgers FA SP Options, Hiroki Kuroda Risk, Hyun Jin Ryu Summary

True Blue LA: Eric Stephen looks at the available free agent starting pitchers and concludes that it’s Zack Greinke or bust. When it comes down to it, if the Dodgers are hellbent on adding a starting pitcher they should only add a difference-maker. Dempster is a fall back, while Sanchez (money) and Kuroda (draft pick, age) seem overly expensive and ... Read More »