Q&A: Logan White, Dodgers’ VP Of Amateur Scouting

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Logan White, the Dodgers‘ Vice President Of Amateur Scouting, was kind enough to give me 20 minutes of his time to talk about the farm system and draft. If you want to hear White actually speak, check out the latest episode of “Dugout Blues“. —– I looked at the draft this year and you kind of had a more college-focused ... 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 »

Down On The Farm: Week Of July 1 & 8 – Castle, Buss, Red, De La Cruz

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A lost couple of weeks due to actually seeing games in person. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (2-4 & 5-1) Player Of The Week – 7/1 Alex Castellanos – OF .350/.500/.700/1.200, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 2B, 4 R, 6 BB, 4 K Castellanos is festering in Triple-A, but he’s also taking advantage of the Pacific Coast League‘s friendly environment. He ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: The Bison is snake-bitten while Crawford & Puig return + minor-league updates

Matt Kemp was activated from the disabled list after a bout with irritation in the AC joint of his reconstructed left shoulder. Scott Van Slyke headed back to AAA to make room for Mattycakes. Kemp had a great day at the plate in his return, reaching base four times (homer, double, single, walk). However, he left the game in the ... 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 »

Around The Web: All Puig all the time, prospect rankings, fan loyalty, player makeup, IBWAA

Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Our own Dustin Nosler with his mid-season top 25 prospects. Emory Sports Marketing Analytics: Dodgers fans are tied for first in the MLB in terms of intensity and loyalty. —– Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: A point-by-point breakdown of the Yasiel Puig criticism. Think Blue LA: Puig gives a fan with cerebral palsy his jersey. Monster. Yahoo! Sports: ... Read More »

Hanley talks extension, seeking relief help + in on Cuban trio of Gonzalez, Hinojosa, Alvarez

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Hanley Ramirez would like to remain a Dodger for life, reports Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Hanley Ramirez said that if the Dodgers approach him at any time about extending his contract, he would be open to talking. “Definitely, because I want to stay here,” Ramirez said. “I want to stay here forever.” Ramirez will become a free ... 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 »

Making Moves: Lilly moves to pen, Skip suspended, DL moves + 2 promoted, 1 demoted, 1 cut

Ted Lilly, though he would prefer to start, asked to be moved to the pen as he attempts to return from injury. Dodgers left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly, frustrated with his third stint on the disabled list this season, told club officials Tuesday to try him as a reliever. “Ideally, I’d like to be a starter and be effective in that ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp returns soon, Puig banged up, Crawford hobbled, Fife’s shoulder again

Matt Kemp is injured and on the disabled list yet again, as he’s suffering from irritation in the AC joint of his re-built left shoulder. Matt Kemp’s lost season took another bad turn on Monday, as the Dodgers center fielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder AC joint inflammation. The move is retroactive to Saturday, one ... Read More »

On Yasiel Puig & Luis Gonzalez, being a teammate, loving fans, and sucking up to the media

The national media built Yasiel Puig up into an overnight sensation, and as with most things that get hyped to high heaven in America, the next phase was tearing him down. Suffice to say, that phase is currently underway. Both the good and bad narratives are created for a reason: money. Excitement leads to constant page views and eyes glued ... 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 »