Around The Web: Matt Kemp As A Legend + Roster Changes + Commitments

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Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman looks at the potential for Matt Kemp to become a Dodger legend. — MLB: John Ely and Carlos Monasterios are off the 40-man roster. The Dodgers then added five minor leaguers to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. The Dodgers added left-hander Michael Antonini, outfielder Alex Castellanos and right-handers Stephen Fife, Josh Wall and Chris ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers & Matt Kemp Announce 8 Year/$160 Million Extension + Analysis

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Earlier today, the Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced an 8 year extension with outfielder Matt Kemp for 160 million dollars. The contract had been announced by sources a few days ago, but wasn’t officially confirmed until now. I previously looked at the reported terms and came to the conclusion that it was a solid deal, if not a discount for ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Mark Ellis To 2 Year/8.75 Million Dollar Contract + Analysis

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The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that they have signed free agent second baseman Mark Ellis to a 2 year/8.75 million dollar contract. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times adds that the deal includes a 5.75 million dollar option for 2014 and 125,000 dollars per year in plate appearance based incentives. —– Mark Ellis split 2011 between the Rockies ... Read More »

Ryan Doumit Just Saved Ned Colletti From Himself

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Yesterday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times relayed that catcher/outfielder Ryan Doumit turned down an offer from the Dodgers of almost 3 million dollars over one year, and while it became somewhat of a running joke, I’m quite happy that Doumit doesn’t want to play in Chavez Ravine. — Over the years, Doumit has been somewhat of a popular ... Read More »

Dominican Summer League Dodgers 2011 Season Review: Hitters

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Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Pitchers ===== Same awesome picture, this time with actual athletes! Today, I will continue the 2011 season reviews for the Dodgers minor league affiliates, now with the hitters of the Dominican Summer League Dodgers. — It’s worth noting that I’ll be picking the prospects for the 2012 Prospective Prospect Profiles list from these reviews, so it ... Read More »

If Joe Paterno Is A Scapegoat, He Brought It On Himself

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Joe Posnanski isn’t just a mainstream sportswriter that I enjoy reading, he’s without a doubt my favorite mainstream sportswriter. I enjoy almost everything he publishes, and even if I don’t fully agree with the stance he’s taking, I can appreciate his thought process (a rare quality in the mainstream media these days). Unfortunately, with his latest entry about Joe Paterno ... Read More »

Around The Web: Off-season Plan, Frank McCourt & Awards

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MSTI: Mike Petriello puts together an off-season plan for the 2012 Dodgers. Personally, I don’t even think I’m attempting it this year. — Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman recaps the history of early worries regarding the ownership of Frank McCourt. Dodger Thoughts: A checklist for the new owner? Sounds good. — MLB: Alfredo Silverio and Scott Van Slyke were added to ... Read More »