Tag Archives: A.J. Ellis

Dodgers avoid arbitration with A.J. Ellis & Ronald Belisario, sign both to one-year deals

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Ronald Belisario & A.J. Ellis have agreed to terms with the Dodgers, thus avoiding arbitration, report Ken Gurnick of MLB.com and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Belisario’s contract is for one year and $1.45 million, while Ellis signed on a one-year, $2 million contract. Assuming he can stay clear of trouble, Belisario figures to be a key component in the ... Read More »

Around The Web: Dodgers Curse Of Plenty, Bench Depth, A.J./Belisario Arbitration

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Grantland: Jonah Keri on the riches of the Dodgers and the curse that comes along with it. That, in a nutshell, is The Curse of Plenty. The Dodgers have more money to spend than anyone, without enough top players to go after. They’ve clogged their roster with merely decent talent at multiple positions because their general manager is impulsive and ... Read More »

Rumor Mill: The Calm Before The Storm – Greinke Contenders, No Wilson, Shopping Dee

As most everybody knows by now, the Dodgers are in on Zack Greinke and desperately want him to be a part of the club. Dodgers executives met with Zack Greinke in Los Angeles yesterday, Yahoo’s Tim Brown reported last night. The Dodgers view Greinke as critical to their pitching staff, Brown reports. Greinke is believed to have enjoyed pitching for ... Read More »

2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Shortstop

Hanley Ramirez Hanley Ramirez was once a stud shortstop (based solely on his bat, of course), a young player a franchise could build around. Fast forward to 2012 and Han-Ram was just a struggling player acquired by the Dodgers in an effort to upgrade at a position of need and make a run at 2012. Acquired for Nate Eovaldi and ... Read More »

2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Catcher

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A.J. Ellis After toiling in the minors for parts of nine seasons with just a couple cups of coffee to show for it, all the while watching the Dodgers treat the catcher position like it was wholly unimportant (trading Carlos Santana, allowing Joe Torre to run Russell Martin into the ground, and Rod Barajas not only being on the team ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: A.J. Ellis Has Knee Surgery + Matt Kemp Shoulder Update

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A.J. Ellis underwent knee surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee. The information, as far as I can tell, was broken on Twitter by his wife. Surgery went well Friday. Recovering and flying home Tuesday! #pregnantwith3babies #ipadteddybear twitter.com/Cindyluellis/s… — Cindy Ellis (@Cindyluellis) October 8, 2012 The necessity of this surgery could probably explain a few of his late-season ... Read More »

Around The Web: The Root Of Ethier’s Struggles, Hanley & Prime Problems + A.J. Writes

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Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello asks whether we should start worrying about Andre Ethier. Go over and read the whole thing, but he brings up points I wanted to address: The obvious answer is that it’s yet another injury, but I’m not sure it’s that simple. Yes, he strained his oblique in San Francisco at the end of June ... Read More »

“If prospects weren’t prospects we wouldn’t need to call them prospects!” – Don Mattingly

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The quote found in the title basically sums up Don Mattingly‘s logic when he was asked about Andre Ethier‘s struggles against lefties, as reported by Eric Stephen of True Blue LA. Part of the struggles for Ethier have been against left-handed pitchers, against whom Ethier is hitting .218/.282/.315 this season. But don’t expect Mattingly to pinch hit for Ethier in ... Read More »

A.J. Ellis & Clayton Kershaw talk about Justin Bieber, All-Star status on “Between Two Palm Trees”

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Episodes five and six of “Between Two Palm Trees” deal with Clayton Kershaw‘s Justin Bieber heartthrob status and A.J. Ellis trying to solicit a ticket to the All-Star Game. Your browser does not support iframes. Your browser does not support iframes. A.J. needs to jump out of the chair and try to strangle Clayton or something, just so I can ... Read More »