Around The Web: Minor League Ball’s Top Prospects, Stan Conte, Jose Abreu

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Minor League Ball: Three Los Angeles Dodgers prospects make Minor League Ball‘s 2012 Top 120 Prospects. Unsurprisingly, they are Zach Lee (75), Allen Webster (106), and Nate Eovaldi (87). ESPN The Magazine: Molly Knight on Dodgers trainer Stan Conte, who wants to banish injuries forever. Grantland: Jonah Keri on Jose Abreu, the best hitter you’ve never heard of. Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Ownership Bidding Down To 7 + Frank McCourt’s Parking Lots

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported earlier today that the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes is down to seven contestants. I would have wrote about this earlier but napping was of greater importance. Of the nine parties still in contention last week, the two eliminated Monday were Michael Heisley, owner of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies; and Tony Ressler, ... Read More »

Ryan Braun’s suspension has been overturned, but the trial has just begun

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While Ryan Braun’s suspension over a positive drug test has ended with it being overturned, I think everybody recognizes that his trial has only just begun. While the suspension being lifted was a boost to the Milwaukee Brewers, it probably would have actually been better for Braun’s reputation had he gotten suspended but for reasons that were shown to clearly ... Read More »

Albuquerque Isotopes 2011 Season Review: Hitters

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Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Pitchers Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Hitters Arizona League Dodgers: Pitchers Arizona League Dodgers: Hitters Ogden Raptors: Pitchers Ogden Raptors: Hitters Great Lakes Loons: Pitchers Great Lakes Loons: Hitters Rancho Cucamonga Quakes: Pitchers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes: Hitters Chattanooga Lookouts: Pitchers Chattanooga Lookouts: Hitters Albuquerque Isotopes: Pitchers ===== Today I continue my off-season recap of the Los Angeles ... Read More »

Albuquerque Isotopes 2011 Season Review: Pitchers

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Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Pitchers Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Hitters Arizona League Dodgers: Pitchers Arizona League Dodgers: Hitters Ogden Raptors: Pitchers Ogden Raptors: Hitters Great Lakes Loons: Pitchers Great Lakes Loons: Hitters Rancho Cucamonga Quakes: Pitchers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes: Hitters Chattanooga Lookouts: Pitchers Chattanooga Lookouts: Hitters ===== Today I continue my off-season recap of the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league ... Read More »

Ryan Braun: What You Don’t Know About His Case Is Important

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As you already know, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers will not be suspended by Major League Baseball after his positive drug test was overturned by arbitrator Shyam Das. Your browser does not support iframes. As such, those who relentlessly moralized about Braun from the moment his positive test results were leaked surely took a step back and apologized for ... Read More »

Joe Torre & Rick Caruso withdraw bid due to Frank McCourt & parking lots, reason to panic?

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the joint bid of Joe Torre and Rick Caruso has withdrawn from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes. Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso and former Dodgers manager Joe Torre have withdrawn a joint bid to buy the Dodgers. Which is fine, as I didn’t want Torre involved as owner to begin ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: February 23rd, 2012

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Clayton Kershaw will throw a bullpen session on Friday after getting his original bullpen session postponed due a sore back on Wednesday. Additionally, Mike MacDougal postponed a bullpen session due to a back injury. Ah, Spring Training! —– Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed Matt ... Read More »

Chattanooga Lookouts 2011 Season Review: Hitters

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Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Pitchers Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Hitters Arizona League Dodgers: Pitchers Arizona League Dodgers: Hitters Ogden Raptors: Pitchers Ogden Raptors: Hitters Great Lakes Loons: Pitchers Great Lakes Loons: Hitters Rancho Cucamonga Quakes: Pitchers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes: Hitters Chattanooga Lookouts: Pitchers ===== Today I continue my off-season recap of the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league affiliates, moving on ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: February 22nd, 2012

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Clayton Kershaw is injured! Everybody panic! Dodgers Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw missed his first bullpen session of Spring Training on Wednesday as a precautionary measure due to mild back tightness. Oh, it’s just back tightness. Speaking of injuries, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Rubby De La Rosa is progressing quickly. Rubby De La Rosa is a pitcher, not ... Read More »

Chattanooga Lookouts 2011 Season Review: Pitchers

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Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Pitchers Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Hitters Arizona League Dodgers: Pitchers Arizona League Dodgers: Hitters Ogden Raptors: Pitchers Ogden Raptors: Hitters Great Lakes Loons: Pitchers Great Lakes Loons: Hitters Rancho Cucamonga Quakes: Pitchers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes: Hitters ===== Today I continue my off-season recap of the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league affiliates, moving on to the pitchers ... Read More »