A Wild Juan Rivera Gets Signed

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Ken Gurnick reports that the Dodgers and Juan Rivera have agreed on a one-year contract worth 4 million dollars that includes an option year. Jon Paul Morosi adds that the option year is a team option worth 4 million dollars with a $500k buyout and that there are $500k worth of incentives in both years. Dylan Hernandez had the initial ... Read More »

Sorting Through The Candidates For Owner Of The Los Angeles Dodgers

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As I covered yesterday, the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to be put up for auction in bankruptcy court, thus ending Frank McCourt‘s embarrassing reign as Dodgers owner. However, while we’re busy celebrating his demise, fans need to be aware of the next owner’s credentials, lest history repeat itself. For their part, Major League Baseball has committed to facilitating the ... Read More »

Report: Frank McCourt agrees to sell the Dodgers through bankruptcy court auction

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Frank McCourt has agreed to sell the Dodgers through bankruptcy court auction. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports corroborates the story. —– Update 1: Bill Shaikin reports further details on the situation. McCourt and Major League Baseball have agreed to seek approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for an auction of the ... Read More »

FanGraphs: LOL AZNS R SHORT

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I was about to take a nap today when I saw that MLB Trade Rumors had picked Jason Kubel to sign with the Dodgers. I made my way to FanGraphs to see if I could make a post basically laughing at Ned Colletti repeating his past mistakes of bringing in a veteran outfielder to block a talented youngster. On my ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Relief Pitchers

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Kenley Jansen Relief pitchers are a fungible group, as many non-traditional sports analysts around the web have pointed out time and time again. Overpaying for them, particularly veteran arms, rarely works out. Constructing a pen on the cheap is the preferred way to go, especially when you have proven as an organization to be able to develop young arms year ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Starting Pitchers

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Clayton Kershaw Was there anyone else to begin this review with? Just 23-years-old and consistently underrated and overlooked by the mainstream media entering 2011, Clayton Kershaw silenced all of his remaining critics with one of the best seasons for a pitcher in recent memory, Dodger or otherwise. Consistent from start to finish, Clayton improved in every respect from his fantastic ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Left Field

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Jerry Sands Left Field: Ned Colletti’s Folly. This is the Season Review I’ve been least looking forward to because it’s by far the most depressing, and it’s therefore the one I have the least interest in writing. Essentially, left field was a hot mess in 2011, as the Dodgers used basically everybody, the kitchen sink, and Eugenio Velez. I’ll focus ... Read More »

Around The Web: McCourt Saga About To Get Real

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ESPN: Josh Fisher of Dodger Divorce broke down the settlement between Frank and Jamie McCourt. What makes this settlement different from the last one? Nearly four months ago, the couple reached a settlement agreement only to have it fall apart days later. The principal difference between this settlement and the one announced in June is that this time, the settlement ... Read More »

The Translator: “A Scout Told Me This…”

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Whenever you see a national writer say that a certain scout told him something about a certain player, 99% of the time, it means: 1) The scout is trolling the writer and spreading misinformation. 2) The writer found a narrative he likes and is cherry picking input. 3) The writer is fabricating a quote to fit a narrative. Opinions on ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: First Base

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James Loney James Loney’s 2011 was much like his 2010 when all was said and done, in that his supporters still stood behind him while his detractors once again saw too little progress to declare Loney a changed man and the slugging corner infielder people think he can be. Chad already dug into Loney’s late season surge that not only – ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Catcher

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Rod Barajas Rod Barajas subscribes to a simple theory: why be anyone but Rod Barajas when people will continue to give me a job regardless of the fact that I’m a pretty mediocre player? Not a bad idea, considering he doesn’t have many other options. Since arriving in L.A. after being claimed off of waivers from the Mets, Barajas has ... Read More »