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Around The Web: Minor League Ball’s Top Prospects, Stan Conte, Jose Abreu

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Minor League Ball: Three Los Angeles Dodgers prospects make Minor League Ball‘s 2012 Top 120 Prospects. Unsurprisingly, they are Zach Lee (75), Allen Webster (106), and Nate Eovaldi (87). ESPN The Magazine: Molly Knight on Dodgers trainer Stan Conte, who wants to banish injuries forever. Grantland: Jonah Keri on Jose Abreu, the best hitter you’ve never heard of. Read More »

Around The Web: Juan Uribe’s 2012 & Andre Ethier’s extension + Jeremy Lin madness

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MSTI: Things might not be looking up for Juan Uribe in 2012. MLB Trade Rumors: Ned Colletti would like to extend Andre Ethier. My question? Why is he allowed to work on these deals? —– SB Nation: Jon Bois has one of the better posts I’ve seen addressing Jeremy Lin and racism. Deadspin: Speaking of Jeremy Lin and racism, here’s ... Read More »

Around The Web: Epic Guerra & Loney, Dodgers Out Of Options, and Worst Swings Of 2011

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MSTI: I don’t know where he found this, but this is definitely the best thing Javy Guerra and James Loney do all year even if they finish 1/2 in the MVP race. Dodger Thoughts: None of the potential Dodgers ownership groups liked the Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw contracts? Uh…yikes. Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Jon Weisman blogger profile. —– Baseball Prospectus: ... Read More »

Around The Web: Spring Training roster, De Jon Watson interview, and sabermetrics

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True Blue LA: Eric Stephen has the 2012 Spring Training roster. True Blue LA: A review of the 2012 off-season for the Los Angeles Dodgers to make me cry. —– ESPN: Jon Weisman has an interview with De Jon Watson about the Dodgers minor league system. ESPN: Keith Law ranks the Dodgers system 12th in baseball. If pitching wins championships, ... Read More »

Around The Web: 11 bidders remain, Logan White interview, and PITCHf/x player cards

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Los Angeles Times: And then there were eleven. The lineup of Dodgers bidders, as of Wednesday: Magic Johnson/Stan Kasten: Could soon be joined by richest man in L.A., Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Rick Caruso/Joe Torre: Not out of the running in the Soon-Shiong sweepstakes. Steven Cohen/Arn Tellem: Cohen about to invest $20 million in Mets, able to spend 75-100 times as ... Read More »

Around The Web: Matt Kemp’s Contract, 2011 Pitcher Duels, And Minor League Rankings

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MSTI: Mike Petriello asks how good Matt Kemp‘s contract looks in light of other long term deals. Pretty awesome, I’d say. Grantland: Bill James goes through the best pitcher duels of 2011 and the Dodgers land on the list 10 times. 3. July 20, 2011, Dodgers at San Francisco, Clayton Kershaw against Tim Lincecum 5. September 9, 2011, Dodgers in ... Read More »

Around The Web: New Owner Candidates + How Power Ages + Draconian MLB

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Los Angeles Dodgers: Reliever Blake Hawksworth had surgery on Wednesday to remove bone spurs and scar tissue. Probably going to be a bit late to Spring Training. Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw was named the 2011 Sportsman Of The Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council. Well deserved. —– Los Angeles Times: Tom Barrack‘s interest in purchasing the Dodgers confirmed. ... Read More »

Around The Web: Ownership Candidates + Television Rights Settled

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Los Angeles Times: Tony Ressler and Stanley Gold throw their hat into the Dodgers ownership ring. Los Angeles Times: Disney is in too. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello has the most comprehensive look at the pros and cons of all the Dodgers ownership candidates. —– Los Angeles Times: The Dodgers and Fox have settled their dispute over television rights. ... Read More »

Around The Web: Missing On Albert Pujols, Minor Moves, And Replacing Offense

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ESPN: From Jonah Keri‘s book on the Tampa Bay Rays, “The Extra 2%“, which I should probably get around to reading. Jennings said he and the other scouts in attendance — all except Arango — remained concerned about the kid’s thick build. They also focused on the negatives rather than the positives as Arango and Jennings both fell into a ... Read More »

Around The Web: Steven Cohen, International Spending, And A New Dodgers Blog

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Los Angeles Times: Steven Cohen is quickly becoming a player in the Dodgers ownership sweepstakes. Steven Cohen, a billionaire eight times over, is bidding for the Dodgers in a process tilted toward the high bidder. Money? Awesome. Wait… Two former SAC fund managers have pleaded guilty to insider trading as part of a wide-ranging federal investigation in which the company’s ... Read More »

Around The Web: Minor Moves, The Hit-And-Run, And Overvaluing Prospects

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MLB Trade Rumors: Reliever John Grabow signed with the Dodgers on a minor league deal. Story was broken by John Scanlan of…Twitter. Oh hells yeah. MLB: Dodgers will invite 15 players to a developmental mini-camp at Dodger Stadium in January. Pitchers (8): Steven Ames, Michael Antonini, Rubby De La Rosa, Stephen Fife, Shawn Tolleson, Josh Wall, Allen Webster and Chris ... Read More »

Around The Web: Bunting For Hits & Dee, Bonds Sentenced, Homegrown Dodgers, And Yoenis Cespedes

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The Book: John Dewan and bunting for a hit. It’s an awesome study and relevant to a player like Dee Gordon. CBS Sports: Thanks to Kevin Malone, Paul DePodesta, and Ned Colletti for getting the Dodgers roster to the point where doing almost nothing but re-signing homegrown players since their reigns began would have resulted in the team from the ... Read More »

Around The Web: Spring Training Invites, Mattingly’s Managing, And McCourt Staying

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MLB: List of players who will attend Spring Training with the Dodgers. — Beyond The Box Score: Don Mattingly is indeed quite the traditional manager. — MSTI: Mike Petriello addresses the elephant in the room: Frank McCourt remaining as owner. Los Angeles Times: Bill Shaikin explains why that wouldn’t be in Frank McCourt’s best interest. However, who knows with him. Read More »