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“If prospects weren’t prospects we wouldn’t need to call them prospects!” – Don Mattingly

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The quote found in the title basically sums up Don Mattingly‘s logic when he was asked about Andre Ethier‘s struggles against lefties, as reported by Eric Stephen of True Blue LA. Part of the struggles for Ethier have been against left-handed pitchers, against whom Ethier is hitting .218/.282/.315 this season. But don’t expect Mattingly to pinch hit for Ethier in ... Read More »

Don Mattingly Suspended Two Games, Matt Kemp Escapes Punishment

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Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports that the MLB has suspended Don Mattingly two games for “excessive arguing”, but Matt Kemp escaped unharmed. Don Mattingly got what he expected on Saturday, as the Dodgers manager was suspended for two games for his argument with umpires and subsequent ejection on Thursday in Pittsburgh. But more importantly Matt Kemp, who was ... Read More »

Don Mattingly Anticipating Suspension For Himself But Hoping To Spare Matt Kemp

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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly spoke with former Dodgers manager Joe Torre by phone today and came away from it expecting to be suspended for his role in Thursday’s dustup. However, he’s hoping that Matt Kemp will escape with just a fine, despite his prominent role in the mess. After a Friday phone call with Major League official Joe Torre, Dodgers ... Read More »

4 Dodgers Prospects & 1 Manager Make Best Tools List + Complete List Of Dodgers International Signings

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Baseball America has released their Best Tools rankings for 2012 and it includes four Dodgers prospects and one Dodgers manager. Tim Federowicz of the Albuquerque Isotopes was named Best Defensive Catcher in the Pacific Coast League. His manager, Lorenzo Bundy, was voted as the Best Managerial Prospect in the league. Garrett Gould of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes was voted as ... Read More »

Dodgers Acquire Shane Victorino From The Phillies For Josh Lindblom & Ethan Martin + GIF Time

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Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports says the Dodgers have traded Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin to the Phillies for Shane Victorino. Phillies have traded Victorino to Dodgers for Lindblom and Ethan martin — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 31, 2012 I’ll have analysis up later, but in the mean time, here’s Shane Victorino’s best contributions to baseball! Read More »

Stephen Fife set for MLB debut as Chad Billingsley heads to DL … sigh

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Previously, I took a look at potential Chad Billingsley replacements at AAA in Stephen Fife and John Ely, wondering whether Ely would ever get another crack. Well, today the Dodgers put Billingsley on the 15-day DL and promoted Fife to start. The Dodgers placed right-hander Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with an inflamed elbow flexor tendon, ... Read More »

Chad Billingsley’s Surprise Elbow Strain

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“Surprise! I’m sore!” – Chad Billingsley’s Elbow So Chad Billingsley‘s elbow is messed up, and he’s due for a second MRI on it today after the first MRI found a strain. Chad Billingsley was scratched from his scheduled start for the Dodgers on Sunday with right elbow pain and said after the game that MRI results showed “flexor muscle and ... Read More »

Dodgers sign 4 more 2012 draftees, including Paco Rodriguez + 31 out of 41 now signed

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Dodgers sign 11 of their 2012 draft picks, including Jesmuel Valentin 2012 MLB Draft: Dodgers Have Signed 18 Picks + Bonus Information Dodgers sign 8 more 2012 draftees, now up to 26 + bonus pool update Corey Seager taking his physical in Los Angeles, according to Salisbury Post 2012 first rounder Corey Seager signs with the Dodgers for $2.35 million ... Read More »

Dodgers sign Cristian Gomez, Lenix Osuna, Victor Gonzalez, William Soto, and Julian Leon

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While the Dodgers didn’t haul in any big names, in line with what was previously speculated, they did ink five players. Ben Badler of Baseball America reported that the Dodgers signed 16-year-old shortstop Cristian Gomez out of the Dominican Republic. Gomez, 16, is 5-foot-10, 180 pounds and stands out in the field with soft hands, good range and an average ... Read More »