Yasiel Puig is now apparently bored at the plate

On Saturday against Andrew Cashner, Yasiel Puig did this on a 3-0 count in the first inning: I remember tweeting about it and being mildly amused. Apparently though, Puig has just gotten so bored recently that he decided to employ a lazy leg kick as an actual tactic, as he showed on his game-winning homer yesterday. I guess he just ... Read More »

Making Moves: Butera, Fife, Moylan, SVS, Dee called up + trades + MILB updates

The Dodgers acquired Michael Young and cash from the Phillies in exchange for minor-league lefty Rob Rasmussen. The Dodgers on Saturday night have reportedly made a move, acquiring infielder Michael Young from the Phillies, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The trade comes just before the 9 p.m. PT deadline for players to be eligible for the postseason. Eric Stephen ... Read More »

My petty post for the year

Disclaimer: If you don’t care or don’t want to read about stupid, childish men getting catty over the Internetz — you know, like a normal human being wouldn’t care — then click out of this article. Seriously. It’s really dumb. —– So yesterday, I wrote a Michael Young post basically saying that the Dodgers shouldn’t expect much, I didn’t see ... Read More »

[Update] Dodgers reportedly acquire Michael Young from Phillies because … I don’t know

The Dodgers have acquired 3B Michael Young from the Phillies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. While this was a bit of a joke for a while because of Ned Colletti‘s affinity for these types of players, I never thought it would actually come true. BREAKING: #Dodgers get Michael Young from #Phillies — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 1, 2013 ... Read More »

Dodgers September roster expansion probabilities: Van Slyke, Withrow, Butera, and friends

Tomorrow is the day the Dodgers have been awaiting for a month now: the day rosters expand. The bullpen doesn’t currently consist of Brian Wilson, Brandon League, Carlos Marmol, and Edinson Volquez because they’re the best the organization has, but rather because they have upside and the team wants another month to evaluate them for the postseason roster and 2014. ... Read More »

Around The Web: Puig stuff, Hanley extension, Kershaw’s approach, PED-friendly gene

Yahoo! Sports: Maybe not pressuring Yasiel Puig to change everything he does is for the best? The Dodgers hardly ever lose anymore, and that’s partly to do with Puig. Sometimes he leads that. Sometimes he floats along. Sometimes, granted, his decisions pull in the other direction. The games will get bigger. Puig, like the Dodgers’ patience, will be tested. “I ... Read More »

Dodgers sign Edinson Volquez. Obviously they’re thinking … I don’t know what they’re thinking.

The Dodgers have signed Edinson Volquez to a major-league deal and the Padres will pay all but the pro-rated minimum of his salary, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Source: #Dodgers agree with Volquez on major-league deal, pending physical, other details. #Padres pay all but pro-rated min of his $5.725M. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 29, 2013 Source: #Dodgers ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of August 19 – Van Slyke, Songco, Reed, Caughel, Bird, Araujo

I attended the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes game on August 22. For a recap with some pictures and videos of both Corey Seager and Lindsey Caughel, and autographs from those two that I picked up, head over here. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (4-3) Player Of The Week – 8/19 Scott Van Slyke – 1B/OF .462/.696/.769/1.465, 6 RBI, 8 Runs, 1 3B, ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig’s 8-minute (!!!) interview with Manny Mota

Your browser does not support iframes. Today MLB.com posted up an eight-minute interview with Yasiel Puig that was conducted by Manny Mota, which is significant because he sat down for an eight-minute interview without saying he wanted to kill the media. Highlights: 1) He’s proudest that he helped the Dodgers make history and that the team is in first place. ... Read More »

Making Moves: Seager, 3 others confirmed to AFL + teenagers Gooding & Barrios signed

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SS Corey Seager, OF Brian Cavazos Galvez, C Pratt Maynard, and C Chris O’Brien are the four Dodgers prospects confirmed to be headed to the Arizona Fall League in 2013. In addition, four pitchers will likely be sent to the AFL, and they’ll be named at a later date. Seager, likely the Dodgers top prospect, headlines the quartet, as O’Brien, ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp close to playing, Beckett to begin throwing, Tolleson suffers setback

Matt Kemp has increased the intensity of his running as he continues to work his way back from a serious ankle injury. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp began taking slight turns while jogging in the outfield, but even manager Don Mattingly concedes Kemp isn’t likely to return before rosters expand Sept. 1. “We thought he’d have a chance before September, but ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig’s interview with Enrique Rojas provided rare insight

Yesterday, in a little noticed interview with ESPN Deportes, Yasiel Puig sat down with Enrique Rojas to discuss a variety of things, and I thought it was one of the few media reports where I felt Puig actually opened up a bit about how he’s doing and what he’s doing. Unfortunately, I don’t speak Spanish, but luckily Roberto Baly of ... Read More »