Making Moves: Closer change + Castellanos, Withrow debut + two promoted, two released

Don Mattingly has named Kenley Jansen closer following Brandon League being Brandon League and imploding in a save situation yet again. When asked how he would get the ball to Jansen, Donnie Baseball said something you’d prefer your manager to not say publicly: With Jansen closing, how will Dodgers get the ball to the 9th inning? Mattingly: “That’s a great ... Read More »

The brawl at Chavez Ravine was stupid for multiple reasons, but hey, at least it was GIFtastic

So the Dodgers and Diamondbacks sort of had it out with each other on Tuesday. It all started when Ian Kennedy hit Yasiel Puig in the face with a fastball. Amazingly, he was okay and stayed in the game. The following inning, Zack Greinke plunked Miguel Montero in the back, apparently in retaliation. This is where it gets sort of ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig has accounted for over 40% of the team’s offense … that’s not good

It goes without saying that Yasiel Puig has been amazing for the Dodgers so far, but besides being both amazing at baseball and providing us with entertainment, the team itself hasn’t actually managed to get much better as a result (4-4). That’s remarkable because his wOBA is .614 and he’s making amazing defensive contributions, which means that if he did ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft, Rounds 31-40: McWilliam, Rogers, Pederson, Cerfolio, Holbrook, Lynch, Dunn, Moyer, Sidwell, Haggerty

With the 934th pick of the 2013 MLB Draft, the Dodgers took third baseman Andrew McWilliam out of Westview High School in California. At 6’5″, there’s certainly projection here. —– With the 964th pick, the team took right-hander Rob Rogers of Keystone College. He was selected as a Division III First-Team All-American. As a senior, he should sign without issue. ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft, Rounds 21-30: Baune, Fisher, Villegas, De Leon, Hooper, Taylor, Kiest, Bare, Finfer, Scott

Right-handed pitcher James Baune out of Southern Arkansas University was taken by the Dodgers with the 634th pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. A profile on him via his school: Baune, an All-America pitcher who went 13-1 with a 3.07 ERA this past season, was the first Mulerider to be drafted this year as the Los Angeles Dodgers took the ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft, Rounds 11-20: Navin, Law, Damron, Johnson, Flamion, Miller, Harris, McDonald, Hennessey, Ahmed

The Dodgers started off Day 3 of the 2013 MLB Draft by taking catcher Spencer Navin out of Vanderbilt University with the 334th overall pick. Follow Spencer Navin On Twitter Navin’s coach had this to say about him: “Spencer may be the most talented catcher we have had in our program,” Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin told the school’s official website. ... Read More »

Draft pick Tom Windle to sign with Dodgers, according to report + expert questions Day 2 picks

Leading off with the good news, 2013 second-round pick Tom Windle is set to sign with the Dodgers for slot money ($987,000) next week, according to Darren Wolfson. Was just w/ @tomwindle38. Him/his family ran to Ridgedale for Dodgers hats. He has a Dodgers Phiten necklace too. Signs next week. #gophers — Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) June 7, 2013 Tom Windle, ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft, Rounds 6-10: Jacob Rhame, Brandon Trinkwon, Kyle Farmer, Henry Yates, Nick Keener

With the 184th pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Dodgers took right-handed pitcher Jacob Rhame out of Grayson County Community College. Follow Jacob Rhame On Twitter Baseball America ranked him 172nd. He lives mainly off his fastball, dealing at 91-93 mph with a peak of 95 and good sink. His secondary pitches aren’t as impressive, with his changeup ranking ... Read More »

Dodgers select LHP Tom Windle with 56th pick of 2013 MLB Draft + analysis

With the 56th pick of the 2013 MLB Draft, the Dodgers selected left-handed pitcher Tom Windle out of University Of Minnesota. Follow Tom Windle On Twitter Your browser does not support iframes. Tom Windle was ranked above 56th by most publications, but like I mentioned with the last pick, there’s less depth in this draft after the initial flurry of ... Read More »

Dodgers select RHP Chris Anderson with 18th pick of 2013 MLB Draft + analysis

With the 18th pick of the 2013 MLB Draft, the Dodgers selected right-handed pitcher Chris Anderson out of Jacksonville University. Follow Chris Anderson On Twitter Your browser does not support iframes. Chris Anderson wasn’t ranked near 18th by the most respected publications, but because of the lack of clear-cut tiers in this year’s draft, it’s hard to say this was ... Read More »