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Around The Web: Logan White Interview, NL West All-Stars, And Ned Colletti’s 2012

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MLB: The Pirates have hired Dodgers assistant trainer Todd Tomczyk to be their head trainer, which still leaves the Dodgers stuck with Stan “He Looks Fine To Me” Conte. MLB: Doug Mientkiewicz will be back with the Dodgers as an instructor. I have no real thoughts on this, because I don’t know anything about his coaching ability, and I don’t ... Read More »

Around The Web: Lee & Gould Best In MWL + Webster Best In CAL + 2007 Prospects Review

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Baseball America: Jim Callis ranked the top 20 prospects in the Midwest League and two Dodgers found homes, Zach Lee (#7) and Garrett Gould (#17). Baseball America: Jim Callis ranked the top 20 prospects in the California League and Allen Webster clocked in at #8. - Minor League Ball: Reviewing the top hitting prospects from 2007. Andy LaRoche (#5), James ... Read More »

Around The Web: A Day To Remember + Dodgers Financial Reality

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Sports Illustrated: Joe Posnanski recaps the greatest night in regular season baseball ever. Baseball Prospectus: Colin Wyers and why we need the pain that comes from losing. Beyond The Box Score: 1 in 250,000. Yeah, we aren’t gonna witness anything like that again. - Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman rains on the parade of Dodgers fans who believe that all the ... Read More »

Around The Web: It Gets Better + Don Mattingly + Rookie Hazing

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Glad the Dodgers participated in the “It Gets Better” campaign. Wish they would make that promise to Dodgers fans in 2012 too. - Vin Scully Is My Homeboy: Rookie hazing pictures are always awesome for future chops. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello thinks Don Mattingly has done well this season. Agreed. - MLB: Will Hiroki Kuroda stay or go? ... Read More »

Around The Web: MLB Tells Frank McCourt To GTFO

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Los Angeles Times: Major League Baseball has now basically told Frank McCourt to get the fuck out. Major League Baseball on Friday asked a federal bankruptcy judge to order the sale of the Dodgers, arguing in court papers that Frank McCourt’s plan to retain ownership of the team is “dead on arrival.” Honestly, his entire ownership was. In a statement, ... Read More »

Around The Web: MILB Dodgers All-Stars + How Does Game Time Affect Performance

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Baseball America: Shawn Tolleson was the only Dodgers prospect to make the 2011 Minor League All-Stars team, as he was awarded a spot on the second team as a reliever. Baseball America: When naming All-Star teams per level though, former Dodgers prospect Trayvon Robinson lands at AAA, Scott Van Slyke checks in at AA, and Joc Pederson at R. - ... Read More »

Around The Web: Carroll’s Value, Broxton’s Surgery, And Robinson’s Journey

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True Blue LA: Eric Stephen looks at how Jamey Carroll exceeded expectations. While I don’t have the post anymore, I’m quite sure I didn’t like his signing at all. However, by mid-2010, it became quite apparent that he was going to be a valuable player for the Dodgers going forward. It wasn’t about grittiness or hustle or whatever storyline people ... Read More »

Clayton Kershaw Gets Ejected, Everybody Gets Mad

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After yesterday’s debacle, today certainly seemed to be must see television, but after Clayton Kershaw pitched normally to Gerardo Parra in the third inning, it did seem like today’s game would proceed normally. In the top of sixth inning, however, with Parra at-bat for the second time, Kershaw threw a strike and then grazed Parra on the elbow with an ... Read More »

Gerardo Parra Flips Out On Hong Chih Kuo, Clayton Kershaw Returns The Favor

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Tonight’s game was a rather uneventful affair in what amounted to a meaningless game for the Dodgers, only notable for Chad Billinglsey’s continued inability to miss bats and Jerry Sands’ solid all-around game. For better or worse though, Gerardo Parra decided to spice things up for everybody involved in the top of the seventh after he took offense to a ... Read More »