Kirk Gibson latest D-Backs figure to join franchise’s faux macho BS press tour against Dodgers

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The Dodgers and Diamondbacks are playing down in Australia in late March, so they’ve both sent reps ahead of time to basically do PR and take an vacation. This has made Kirk Gibson angry at the Dodgers for no real reason, which means I’m guessing Kevin Towers told him to do it. “I’ll give you an example,” Gibson said. “Look ... Read More »

Dodgers lose Shawn Tolleson to Rangers in odd move, protect Yimi Garcia, Pedro Baez, Jarret Martin

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The Dodgers had an eventful day with their minor leaguers, losing Shawn Tolleson on waivers to the Rangers, while choosing to protect Yimi Garcia, Pedro Baez, and Jarret Martin from the 2013 Rule 5 Draft. But first, the Tolleson transaction. The Dodgers announced Wednesday that Tolleson had been claimed on waivers by the Texas Rangers. I’m likely preaching to the ... Read More »

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Seager, Pederson, Alexander Guerrero, Gordon, Reed

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Alexander Guerrero injured his thigh during Dominican Winter League play, and the Dodgers have made it clear they don’t want him playing unless he’s 100%. Guerrero’s DWL trainers have cleared him to play, according to Guerrero himself. Clearly a conservative, smart move by the club to protect their newest investment. —– Arizona Fall League Corey Seager – SS Corey was ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero hasn’t played in a week due to a thigh injury

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Alexander Guerrero hit a homer in the last game he played this winter, but the problem is that he hasn’t played since exiting that game with an injury. Many people inquired as to the extent of it, and it’s been recently revealed that it was a thigh issue (hamstring, I’m guessing). According to an audio interview with PelotaCriolla.com, Guerrero updated ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig wastes time entertaining kids instead of taking batting practice #SMH #Lazy #Spoiled

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Arrogant, undisciplined Dodger star-but-only-cause-of-the-media Yasiel Puig FINALLY showed up at Dodger Stadium the other day. It’s about time he started to get his work in to fix his team-destroying ways, but NO, all he did was waste time playing around with kids. “I played Little League when I was 9, went through the system, and now I’m grateful that I’m ... Read More »

J.P. Howell clarifies comments, says Yasiel Puig was not bullied by teammates, and I believe him

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So I was wrong about the Yasiel Puig bullying comments by J.P. Howell just going away, as they got picked up by some national outlets and then reporters started asking questions. As it turns out, Howell was not talking about Puig being bullied by teammates, but just bullied by others that don’t know him. “Dude, I don’t know how it ... Read More »

J.P. Howell speaks out about bullying, how it is in baseball, and says Yasiel Puig was a victim

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J.P. Howell talked with Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times yesterday about bullying, which has been a hot topic in sports lately due to the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins ongoing saga. Howell talked about his own experiences with bullying and then discussed it in the context of sports, in general. Howell grew up to be a baseball player, but ... Read More »

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Seager, Pederson, Alexander Guerrero, Gordon, Luis Cruz

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Alexander Guerrero made his Winter League debut in the Dominican Winter League. —– Arizona Fall League Corey Seager – SS Corey played in just two games this past week but did hit an eight-inning, game-tying grand slam in the first of those two contests (a game the Glendale Desert Dogs would win in the ninth inning). Brian Cavazos-Galvez and Chris ... Read More »

Arbitration estimates for 7 Dodgers shows the team has a few difficult decisions to make

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The Dodgers have seven players who are arbitration eligible this off-season, and Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors completed all his arbitration estimates yesterday, which highlighted the fact that the Dodgers have a bunch of decisions to make. Swartz has generally been spot on in his estimates of money, but cost isn’t what’s important to the Dodgers. Sure, to an ... Read More »

25 minor league players in Dodgers system hit free agency, including Sanchez, Wallach, Ynoa, Gwynn Jr.

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Today was the day in the off-season that a bunch of minor leaguers earned their free agency, and the Dodgers were no exception, with 25 players in the system earning the right, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. —– Let’s take a look at the list and the notable players. RHP: Juan Abreu (AAA), Angel Castro (AAA), Kyle Cofield ... Read More »