MLBTR picks Dodgers to get Tanaka, all team’s free agents to leave + have Dodgers playing ghost at third

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MLB Trade Rumors recently released their annual free agent predictions for their top 50 free agents, and it included three Dodgers free agents leaving, but they only saw the Dodgers acquiring one player. The one player they picked the Dodgers to acquire was Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who I profiled before. 5. Masahiro Tanaka – Dodgers. Not technically a free ... Read More »

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

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The big news is that the newest Dodger, Alexander Guerrero, will be playing in the Dominican Winter League. Dee Gordon will join him in the DWL, but as a center fielder and not a shortstop. The Puerto Rican Winter League and Australian Baseball League have also been added to the DOTF Winter League updates. —– Arizona Fall League Corey Seager ... Read More »

Masahiro Tanaka, David Price, and the Dodgers

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The big news of late yesterday was that the Dodgers‘ off-season plan includes fortifying their rotation with both Masahiro Tanaka and the Rays‘ David Price, according to Peter Gammons. But, suggests several general managers, the Dodgers can avoid the loss of their number one pick and the slot money if they trade for David Price and get Masahiro Tanaka from ... Read More »

Dodgers make the right call on Capuano, but the decision on M. Ellis not so certain

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The Dodgers declined the options on starter Chris Capuano and second baseman Mark Ellis yesterday, and while one decision was an easy call, the other might not have been so clear. The Dodgers announced on Twitter that they have declined their options on Mark Ellis and Chris Capuano. Ellis’ contract contained a $5.75MM club option, and Caupano’s deal contained an ... Read More »

The Dodgers give up on Dee Gordon as a regular

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Dee Gordon will report to the Dominican Winter League in hopes of transitioning from shortstop to center field, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com also said he’ll be in the outfield this winter. The league will not only offer the Dodgers their first extended look at recently signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero, it ... Read More »

Yasiel Puig, ruiner of the game of baseball, ruins Little League practice by showing up

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Forget how excited those kids look, think about Yasiel Puig and how he just showed up at their organized practice, TOOK ALL THE ATTENTION AWAY FROM COACHES, and hogged it all for himself. By signing autographs and pitching to the kids, he was distracting from valuable lessons and instruction they could be gaining without his presence. Worse, the kid says ... Read More »

Dodgers trade Alex Castellanos to Red Sox for Jeremy Hazelbaker because … I don’t know

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The Dodgers traded outfielder Alex Castellanos to the Red Sox for outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash. Castellanos was designated recently to clear room for Mike Baxter from the Mets. This deal was done for the money, right? Of course, all that salary relief was essential for the Dodgers. But seriously, who is Jeremy Hazelbaker? Well, SoxProspects.com gave him this evaluation: ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero to the Dodgers now official, Peter Moylan DFA

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The Dodgers made the signing of Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero official just moments ago, and to clear room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Peter Moylan was designated. Guerrero was said to have agreed to a 4-year/$28 million contract just yesterday, but it was reasonable to remain skeptical given his history of rumored agreements with the team. All the relevant information ... Read More »

Honeycutt, Lopes, Wallach have options picked up, Hillman’s option declined, clearing way for Mattingly return

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The Dodgers picked up the options of coaches Rick Honeycutt, Davey Lopes, and Tim Wallach today, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com. Also Mark McGwire will return because he’s already under contract. Trey Hillman‘s option was declined, so that leaves John Valentin, Ken Howell, and Chuck Crim in the wind for now, according to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA. ... Read More »

Don Mattingly’s future with the Dodgers is up in the air, but if not him, then who?

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Don Mattingly gave quite the exit press conference yesterday, basically saying that he has a guaranteed contract for next year, but if he doesn’t get a multi-year deal, then he might not be back with the Dodgers. “My option vested once we beat Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be back,” Mattingly told reporters on Monday, with general manager Ned ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero agrees to 4-year/$28 million deal, ending pursuit of Cano & Ellis’ Dodger career

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The Dodgers have finally agreed to a deal with free agent Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero on a 4-year/$28 million contract, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Sanchez also reports that there are performance escalators in the deal of $1 million per season that can take the total value to $32 million. $10 million of the contract is in the signing ... Read More »