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Matt Guerrier Injury Delays Decision, But A Bullpen Mess Is In The Making

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With yet another curiously timed injury to a bullpen arm, this time Matt Guerrier, the Dodgers have managed to avoid making a bullpen decision for at least 15 more days. Dodgers reliever Matt Guerrier, signed in part to be the bullpen workhorse, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of right elbow flexor tendinitis. Guerrier had an MRI, ... 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 »

Loney Is A Coach’s Nightmare, Colletti Wants Ethier Back, Billingsley & Coffey Updates

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Don Mattingly revealed that James Loney is a swing tinkerer. About the last thing Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wants is Loney doing anything that will change his batting swing, which is Loney’s tendency. For example, after going 3-for-11 during the three-game series in Milwaukee, Loney struck out in his first at-bat in Houston on Friday night and Mattingly immediately noticed ... Read More »

Controversial walk-off will be the story, but real question is what Don Mattingly was thinking

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The popular discussion about this game will revolve around the blown call that ended it, but that kind of stuff will happen from time to time, just ask the Padres. For my interests, the real discussion should revolve around exactly what Don Mattingly was thinking late in the game. —– As it got down to the late innings of a ... Read More »

Ted Lilly & Todd Coffey Swap, Kenley Jansen’s Velocity, Stan Kasten Won’t Make It Rain

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Old news, but Ted Lilly was activated off the disabled list and Todd Coffey was put on it. In what I’m sure was sheer coincidence, it was revealed that Coffey had been dealing with knee trouble. After the game Don Mattingly said Todd Coffey has been getting treatment on his knee — Eric Stephen (@truebluela) April 14, 2012 Truly amazing ... Read More »

Don Mattingly: Right Idea, Wrong Execution

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How did I feel about Don Mattingly‘s decision making in the bottom of the fifth against the Padres yesterday? Great decision by Mattingly, fuck stupid statistics like pitcher wins. — Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) April 8, 2012 Wait, he brought in Wright. — Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) April 8, 2012 Yeah, that basically sums up my thoughts on Mattingly’s managerial skills in ... Read More »

Opening Day Is Upon Us

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In about seven hours time, the Dodgers will open the season in San Diego against the Padres, finally giving us all what we’ve been craving for months: baseball that counts. —– The team made a trio of expected moves to finalize the roster before the season opens. Ted Lilly was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26. ... Read More »

Josh Lindblom & Justin Sellers Land Final Roster Spots + Opening Day Roster

Josh Lindblom and Justin Sellers have landed the final two roster spots on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Right-handed reliever Josh Lindblom and infielder Justin Sellers will begin the season with the Dodgers, while reliever Scott Rice and infielders Luis Cruz and Josh Fields were reassigned. The logical choices, in my opinion. Lindblom has proven he can be very effective out ... Read More »