Tag Archives: A.J. Ellis

2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Catchers

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A.J. Ellis A.J. Ellis entered 2013 as a key, but underrated, component to the team’s success. He was a player who patrolled a scarce defensive position and could consistently work counts, provide occasional pop, and handle a deep and talented pitching staff. Of course, it was always unlikely that he’d match his stellar 2012 campaign (.270/.373/.414/.787, 13 HR, 3.7 fWAR/3.3 ... Read More »

Kirk Gibson latest D-Backs figure to join franchise’s faux macho BS press tour against Dodgers

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The Dodgers and Diamondbacks are playing down in Australia in late March, so they’ve both sent reps ahead of time to basically do PR and take an vacation. This has made Kirk Gibson angry at the Dodgers for no real reason, which means I’m guessing Kevin Towers told him to do it. “I’ll give you an example,” Gibson said. “Look ... Read More »

Arbitration estimates for 7 Dodgers shows the team has a few difficult decisions to make

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The Dodgers have seven players who are arbitration eligible this off-season, and Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors completed all his arbitration estimates yesterday, which highlighted the fact that the Dodgers have a bunch of decisions to make. Swartz has generally been spot on in his estimates of money, but cost isn’t what’s important to the Dodgers. Sure, to an ... Read More »

2013 NLCS Game 2: Dodgers 0, Cardinals 1 – The game summarized in one GIF

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The Dodgers lost Game 2 of the 2013 NLCS, 0-1, to the Cardinals. Clayton Kershaw pitched a gem, but this happened to A.J. Ellis: That’s the game in one GIF, basically. —– At least Kershaw was great … again. Besides that, though, they can’t hit. Yasiel Puig struck out four times, Juan Uribe couldn’t come through, Michael Young is doing ... Read More »

Michael Young gives A.J. Ellis a gritty nipple taping, Scott Van Slyke carries Matt Kemp around

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Your browser does not support iframes. A.J. Ellis did that great interview with MLB Network‘s ‘Intentional Talk‘ and you should watch it … but the highlight for me was Michael Young taping A.J.’s nipples … just because. Also, by request, here’s Scott Van Slyke giving Matt Kemp a piggyback ride to the celebration. @ChadMoriyama can we please get a gif ... Read More »

2013 NLDS Game 4: Dodgers 4, Braves 3 – Part 2 – The aftermath + celebration GIFS

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The Dodgers won. Celebration time? Celebration time. —– The man of the day, Juan Uribe. Vindicated, in a way. Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp show why he’s a clubhouse favorite. Puig also destroyed a TBS camera while Uribe was being interviewed. Hanley Ramirez goes nuts (also notice Adrian Gonzalez laughing at Hanley on the right before Puig dumps him): Nick ... Read More »

2013 NLDS Game 2: Dodgers 3, Braves 2, Don Mattingly/Jason Heyward 2 – GIFS & the 7th inning from hell

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Did Don Mattingly really do that to the Dodgers? Yes, yes he did. The title isn’t meant to be disrespectful to the Braves or infer that they didn’t deserve to win … but it never ever should have gone the way it did. It was just ridiculously bad decision making on Mattingly’s part. —– In the top of the seventh ... Read More »

Around The Web: Puig stuff, Hanley extension, Kershaw’s approach, PED-friendly gene

Yahoo! Sports: Maybe not pressuring Yasiel Puig to change everything he does is for the best? The Dodgers hardly ever lose anymore, and that’s partly to do with Puig. Sometimes he leads that. Sometimes he floats along. Sometimes, granted, his decisions pull in the other direction. The games will get bigger. Puig, like the Dodgers’ patience, will be tested. “I ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp slowly improving, A.J. should be fine, Tolleson/Dominguez on the mend

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Hanley Ramirez returned on Wednesday from a shoulder injury that kept him out of the lineup for over a week. Ramirez jammed his shoulder against the Cubs on Aug. 4, and has been limited to one pinch hitting opportunity in the past nine games. He struck out. Nick Punto (six starts) and Dee Gordon (three games) did admirable work filling ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Rid of Ramon, A.J. & Hanley back, Kemp rehab, new catcher Towles has surgery

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A.J. Ellis was activated from the disabled list after dealing with an oblique injury. Ramon Hernandez was designated to make room. The Dodgers on Friday activated catcher A.J. Ellis from the disabled list, before the start of a three-game weekend series against the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. To make room in the roster, the Dodgers designated Ramon Hernandez ... Read More »

Making Moves: Suspensions, draft signings, and inking the guy accused of mocking Zack Greinke

Suspensions came down from the league following Tuesday’s brawl with the Diamondbacks. Ian Kennedy was suspended 10 games “for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Zack Greinke of the Dodgers in the bottom of the seventh inning, after a warning had already been issued to both Clubs earlier in the game.” Eric Hinske was suspended five games ... Read More »