Nobody Understands Why The Dodgers Gave Yasiel Puig So Much Money

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If the initial reaction to the Dodgers giving Yasiel Puig the contract they did wasn’t pessimistic enough to make you feel the same, then Ben Badler‘s compilation of reactions from around baseball might send you down that road. The Dodgers appear to have made a statement with an expensive Cuban signing, but the message they sent across baseball has mostly ... Read More »

Andre Ethier’s oblique “couldn’t be any better” + Scott Van Slyke up, Ivan De Jesus down

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The Dodgers got … positive news on a potentially serious injury? That truly is a shocker. The Dodgers got some much-needed good news on Thursday, when an MRI on Andre Ethier’s strained left oblique showed no swelling. The right fielder is listed as day to day and likely will avoid a trip to the disabled list. “Yesterday I assumed we ... Read More »

Around The Web: Are Dodgers Fans Right To Worry About Ned Colletti At The Deadline?

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R.J. Anderson looked at Ned Colletti‘s trade history over at Baseball Prospectus and wondered why Dodgers fans are so worried about him. Colletti’s evaluation mistakes cost the Dodgers two middle-of-the-rotation starters, an All-Star catcher, and a good fourth outfielder at most. But what about the flip side? What about when Colletti correctly evaluated his own prospects? Silver wrote, “One of ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of June 11th – Castellanos, Ely, Smith, Webster, Landry

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The Lookouts, Quakes, and Loons all concluded their first halves this week. The Quakes, after winning 10 of 11 to get back into the playoff hunt, lost the last two games of the half and will play a one-game playoff against High Desert on Monday. The Lookouts and Loons both finished out of playoff contention. The Dominican Summer League began last week, ... Read More »

The Narrative: Dodgers Are Winning Because They All Like Each Other … Or Something

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So according to Alex Angert of MLB.com, the Dodgers are winning because they like each other … or something to that effect. But in the Dodgers’ clubhouse, it provides the best possible answer as to why this mixed-and-matched bunch of journeymen and callups have been able to string together the best record in baseball at 42-25. Not a surprising article, ... Read More »