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Kershaw, Ryu, Puig headline Dodgers representation in Baseball America’s ‘Best Tools’ poll

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Baseball America recently polled managers from the MLB to A-ball, asking them to name the top players in their league in various categories. Players in the Dodgers organization were named 10 times throughout the poll, which actually is a bit disappointing, all things considered. —– At the highest level, Dodgers players were named six times by big-league managers, led by ... Read More »

Dodgers to sign Cuban SS Alexander Guerrero for 7 years/$32 million, according to reports

The Dodgers are set to sign 26-year-old Cuban shortstop Alexander Guerrero for $32 million, according to a report by Neftalí Ruiz of CDN. Guerrero defected from Cuba at the beginning of 2013. —– Update 1: Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes is also reporting the deal as done, and he adds that it’s for seven years. Update 2: Soldevila reports that ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig being sued for $12 million by same lawyer who’s suing Aroldis Chapman for $18 million

Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million in Miami, FL federal court because he allegedly falsely accused Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot to the Political Cuban Police, according to Univision via a translation from Roberto Baly. My dad saw this news last night and called me this morning about an exclusive story that Univision is reporting. A man in Cuba ... Read More »

Dodgers ink SS Moises Perez out of Venezuela, have about $250,000 left in the tank

The Dodgers continue to splash in international waters, inking 16-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Moises Perez for $250,000, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Perez, 16, is an athletic player who stands out in the field with clean hands, good actions and an above-average arm. He’s a 6-foot righthanded hitter whose advanced glove is ahead of his bat. On a related ... Read More »

Dodgers sign Alberto Estrella for $600,000, inch closer to international bonus pool limit

The Dodgers continue to be aggressive in the international market, inking shortstop Alberto Estrella out of the Dominican Republic for $600,000, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Estrella, a 16-year-old who has played in the International Prospect League, stands out for his size (6-foot-4, 195 pounds) and righthanded power potential. Estrella, who has spent time at shortstop, might be ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft signings: Team inks Villegas & Scott to bring total up to 28 out of 40

The Dodgers ended up signing 28 of their 40 picks by last Friday at 5 PM ET, which was the deadline to sign 2013 MLB Draft selections. The two signees that came closest to the deadline were RHP Michael Villegas (23) and C Ryan Scott (30). Neither announcements came with signing bonus information. Those two rounded out a Dodgers draft ... Read More »

Miguel Montero, an adult human professional athlete, concern trolls Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers

Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero — allegedly an adult — has took the time out of his superstar life to criticize Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers. Miguel Montero just lit up Yasiel Puig: "if he's my teammate probably trying to help him not be hated in the major leagues." — scott bordow (@sbordow) July 10, 2013 Montero, part II on Puig: ... Read More »

Dodgers sign Tirado, Padilla, Trillo, Schuller internationally + draft picks Flamion, Harris, DeLeon

The international signing period began on July 2, and the Dodgers have inked four players thus far. Those players are 16-year-old SS Lucas Tirado from Dominican Republic, 16-year-old OF Daniel Padilla from Venezuela, 16-year-old RHP Alvaro Trillo from Venezuela, and 17-year-old RHP Sven Schuller from Germany. Out of those four, the biggest name is undoubtedly Tirado, who was inked for ... Read More »

2013 picks Dixon, Underwood, Trinkwon, Farmer, Navin, Johnson, McDonald, Hennessey, Baune, Fisher, Hooper, Moyer sign

The Dodgers have signed 12 more of their 2013 draftees. That group includes 3B third-rounder Brandon Dixon, RHP fifth-rounder J.D. Underwood, SS/2B seventh-rounder Brandon Trinkwon, C eighth-rounder Kyle Farmer, C 11th-rounder Spencer Navin, LHP 14th-rounder Michael Johnson, 2B 18th-rounder James McDonald, SS 19th-rounder Blake Hennessey, RHP 21st-rounder James Baune, LHP 22nd-rounder Jake Fisher, RHP 25th-rounder Kyle Hooper, and SS 38th-rounder ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft recap & analysis + what others are saying

The Dodgers wrapped up their 2013 MLB Draft a while ago, but reactions are still rolling in. For the most part, pundits seem to agree that the Dodgers went conservative, electing for low-ceiling, low-risk picks. I felt the same way about the team’s selections, so there’s not much to argue back-and-forth with in that regard. ========== Dodgers 2013 Draft Recap ... Read More »