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Around The Web: League Contract Reaction, Engle/Guerrero On Staff, Injury/Transaction Updates

Baseball America: Dodgers have hired Patrick Guerrero as their Latin American Coordinator. Guerrero, who lives in the Dominican Republic, will run the organization’s scouting throughout Latin America. The Mariners had fired Guerrero as their Latin American coordinator earlier this month at the same time they announced that Bob Engle, their vice president of international scouting, had decided to leave the ... Read More »

Around The Web: Chavez Ravine Renovations, Misguided Trade Criticism, Vin Scully Rules

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LAist: In what I had not seen reported anywhere else, oddly enough, Dodger Stadium is scheduled for renovations. ESPN Los Angeles: Jamie McCourt is suing Frank McCourt for fraud. I’m sure we could fill the Grand Canyon with the amount of shits you all give. —– Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello says that the people already declaring the Adrian ... Read More »

Around The Web: The Root Of Ethier’s Struggles, Hanley & Prime Problems + A.J. Writes

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Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello asks whether we should start worrying about Andre Ethier. Go over and read the whole thing, but he brings up points I wanted to address: The obvious answer is that it’s yet another injury, but I’m not sure it’s that simple. Yes, he strained his oblique in San Francisco at the end of June ... Read More »

Around The Web: Hanley Ramirez Trade Reaction

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Hanley Ramirez‘s agent Adam Katz told Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports that his client is thrilled: Hanley agent Adam Katz:”If he was going to be moved then this was his first choice. He can’t wait to get here, compete, do what’s asked.” — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 25, 2012 Well, at least the most important guy likes the trade. Mike ... Read More »

Around The Web: Dodgers Mid-Season Grades, Evaluting Scouts, Umpire Strike Three Calls

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Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello gave his mid-season grades for the offense. Thought he was a bit friendly to Bobby Abreu given that most of his production wasn’t so much skill-based as luck-based. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello gave his mid-season grades for the pitchers. I don’t quite understand why Chris Capuano gets an A basically for his ... Read More »

Around The Web: MLB’s Blackout Policy, Worth Of The Slide Step, Nerdy NL All-Star Roster

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Yahoo! Sports: Jeff Passan writes about MLB‘s ridiculous blackout policy. I wrote about my issues with it here. —– FanGraphs: Dave Cameron‘s “Stat Nerd NL All-Star Roster” includes A.J. Ellis and Clayton Kershaw, but Andre Ethier just misses. —– Baseball Prospectus: Doug Thorburn dissects the slide step and doesn’t think it’s worth implementing. It is my contention that most pitchers ... Read More »

Around The Web: Are Dodgers Fans Right To Worry About Ned Colletti At The Deadline?

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R.J. Anderson looked at Ned Colletti‘s trade history over at Baseball Prospectus and wondered why Dodgers fans are so worried about him. Colletti’s evaluation mistakes cost the Dodgers two middle-of-the-rotation starters, an All-Star catcher, and a good fourth outfielder at most. But what about the flip side? What about when Colletti correctly evaluated his own prospects? Silver wrote, “One of ... Read More »

Around The Web: Matt Kemp Profile, Budget Bullpen, A Cautionary Tale, A Weird Pitcher

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ESPN The Magazine: Molly Knight with a must-read profile on Matt Kemp. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello points out that the Dodgers bullpen is excelling … and on the cheap. ESPN Boston: Theo Epstein provides a cautionary tale for the Dodgers. “If I have a regret about the way we handled that offseason (after the 2009 season), it was ... Read More »

Around The Web: Andre Ethier Extension Reaction

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Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello once feared the exact deal that Andre Ethier signed, and while he holds some concerns, he finds it hard to argue against the deal. What interests me more right now is trying to figure out just how much a big 2012 could enhance Ethier’s value on the market, because there’s a big difference between ... Read More »

Around The Web: Most Valuable Players So Far + The Science Of Choking

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Beyond The Box Score: Glenn DuPaul takes a look at the most valuable players of April and May. A.J. Ellis tops the hitter’s list, while former Dodger James McDonald tops the pitcher’s list. The New Yorker: Scientifically, what makes players choke? So far, so obvious: the extra money led people to get more excited about the potential rewards, which led ... Read More »

Around The Web: Paying To Watch The Dodgers, Winning & Perspective, Coaches Behaving Badly

Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman asks how much you would pay to watch the Dodgers. I think it’s a great question. Personally, I answered: $1, $5, $10, $500. —– Baseball Prospectus: Dash Treyhorn analyzes how the perception of Charlie Manuel has evolved, primarily due to winning. Sometimes I wonder if the same would be possible with Ned Colletti. We’ve already seen ... Read More »