Dodgers Sign 16-Year-Old Mexican LHP Julio Urias + Video

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The Dodgers have secured the rights to 16-year-old Mexican left-handed pitcher Julio Urias, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Some scouts considered Urias, whose rights were transferred from Mexico City of the Mexican League, to be one of the better pitching prospects on the market. He has touched 92 mph and shown good feel for pitching for his age. ... Read More »

Trade Analysis: Dodgers Blockbuster Improves Team But Carries Significant Risk + GIF Reactions

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The Dodgers finalized a trade today that will send Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, Jerry Sands, James Loney, and Ivan De Jesus to the Red Sox for Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, and Cash. I gave my initial reaction to the deal yesterday, but after an in-depth analysis, did anything change? ===== Adrian Gonzalez The Dodgers ... Read More »

Dodgers Reportedly Acquire A-Gon, Beckett, Crawford, Punto & Cash For Rubby, Webster, Sands, Loney, & De Jesus

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The Dodgers have acquired Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto, and Cash from the Red Sox for Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, Jerry Sands, James Loney, and Ivan De Jesus, according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports. Source confirms @gordonedes report: #Dodgers “close” to obtaining Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto. @mlbonfox — Jon ... Read More »

Around The Web: The Root Of Ethier’s Struggles, Hanley & Prime Problems + A.J. Writes

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Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello asks whether we should start worrying about Andre Ethier. Go over and read the whole thing, but he brings up points I wanted to address: The obvious answer is that it’s yet another injury, but I’m not sure it’s that simple. Yes, he strained his oblique in San Francisco at the end of June ... Read More »

“If prospects weren’t prospects we wouldn’t need to call them prospects!” – Don Mattingly

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The quote found in the title basically sums up Don Mattingly‘s logic when he was asked about Andre Ethier‘s struggles against lefties, as reported by Eric Stephen of True Blue LA. Part of the struggles for Ethier have been against left-handed pitchers, against whom Ethier is hitting .218/.282/.315 this season. But don’t expect Mattingly to pinch hit for Ethier in ... Read More »

Don Mattingly Suspended Two Games, Matt Kemp Escapes Punishment

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Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports that the MLB has suspended Don Mattingly two games for “excessive arguing”, but Matt Kemp escaped unharmed. Don Mattingly got what he expected on Saturday, as the Dodgers manager was suspended for two games for his argument with umpires and subsequent ejection on Thursday in Pittsburgh. But more importantly Matt Kemp, who was ... Read More »

Don Mattingly Anticipating Suspension For Himself But Hoping To Spare Matt Kemp

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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly spoke with former Dodgers manager Joe Torre by phone today and came away from it expecting to be suspended for his role in Thursday’s dustup. However, he’s hoping that Matt Kemp will escape with just a fine, despite his prominent role in the mess. After a Friday phone call with Major League official Joe Torre, Dodgers ... Read More »

Ryan O’Sullivan Heads East Completing The Joe Blanton Trade With Phillies

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It was reported yesterday that the Player To Be Named Later in the Joe Blanton deal was Ryan O’Sullivan. Ryan O’Sullivan, sent to #Phillies to complete Blanton deal, ranked #23 on BA list of #Dodgers prospects. — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 16, 2012 The 21-year-old right-handed reliever has pitched at both A-ball levels in 2012 after spending 2011 at Rookie-ball. ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of August 6th – Ely, Lee, Pederson, Puig, Seager

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The Arizona League Dodgers were the big winners this week by going 6-1. They also scored the most runs this week at 50. The Lookouts continued to struggle offensively. Their pitching has been good (24 runs allowed in seven games), but the hitting has nearly disappeared. The Dominican Summer League Dodgers actually allowed the fewest runs at 23. Joc Pederson ... Read More »