Around The Web: Bunting For Hits & Dee, Bonds Sentenced, Homegrown Dodgers, And Yoenis Cespedes

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The Book: John Dewan and bunting for a hit. It’s an awesome study and relevant to a player like Dee Gordon. CBS Sports: Thanks to Kevin Malone, Paul DePodesta, and Ned Colletti for getting the Dodgers roster to the point where doing almost nothing but re-signing homegrown players since their reigns began would have resulted in the team from the ... Read More »

Around The Web: Spring Training Invites, Mattingly’s Managing, And McCourt Staying

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MLB: List of players who will attend Spring Training with the Dodgers. — Beyond The Box Score: Don Mattingly is indeed quite the traditional manager. — MSTI: Mike Petriello addresses the elephant in the room: Frank McCourt remaining as owner. Los Angeles Times: Bill Shaikin explains why that wouldn’t be in Frank McCourt’s best interest. However, who knows with him. Read More »

Why Does Yu Darvish Make People Lazy?

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As you probably already know by now, bidding on Yu Darvish ended just recently after the star right-hander was posted by the Nippon Ham Fighters a few days ago. I mention this because earlier today on Twitter I made a few statements about Yu Darvish and Asian players that generated some interesting discussion and I wanted to clarify my point. ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Tender To Kershaw, Ethier, and Loney But Not Kuo

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On December 12th, the Los Angeles Dodgers tendered contracts to a trio of arbitration eligible players: Clayton Kershaw, Andre Ethier, and James Loney. However, they elected to not tender a contract to Hong Chih Kuo. The other two arbitration eligible players, Matt Kemp and Tony Gwynn Jr., were signed to extensions earlier. —– According to MLB Trade Rumors, the projected ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Tony Gwynn Jr. To 2 Year/$2 Million Contract

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced today (December 12th) that they have signed Tony Gwynn Jr. to a two-year contract. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he will earn $850k in 2012 and $1.15 million in 2013. I’ll do analysis later, but he’s basically a replacement level type player. Granted, he’ll be hard pressed to not live ... Read More »

Around The Web: Loney’s Mess & Murphy Interest + TV Rights & Matsui Rumor

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Los Angeles Times: I covered the adventures of James Loney before, but according to the California Highway Patrol, his night was even more ridiculous than TMZ reported. Loney sideswiped three cars on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks, stopped in the fast lane, passed out, then awakened and tried to flee the scene, only to crash again, said Leland Tang, ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Take Nobody In 2011 Rule 5 Draft, Lose Tom Melgarejo

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The 2011 Rule 5 Draft was held on Thursday, and the Los Angeles Dodgers were unsurprisingly inactive in its proceedings, abstaining from taking a single player in the MLB, AAA, and AA phases. The Dodgers did lose a player though, as the Kansas City Royals selected left-handed pitcher Tom Melgarejo. Melgarejo wasn’t a significant blow by any means, as he ... Read More »

[Update] Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Aaron Harang To 2 Year/$12 Million Deal + Analysis

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed right-handed starting pitcher Aaron Harang to a 2 year deal worth $12 million, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated. The deal is assumed to be back loaded, but there’s no confirmation on that yet. —– Once upon a time, Harang was a consistent workhorse type of pitcher for the Reds, posting three consecutive ... Read More »