Tag Archives: Chad Billingsley

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: February 23rd, 2012

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Clayton Kershaw will throw a bullpen session on Friday after getting his original bullpen session postponed due a sore back on Wednesday. Additionally, Mike MacDougal postponed a bullpen session due to a back injury. Ah, Spring Training! —– Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed Matt ... Read More »

Around The Web: Matt Kemp’s Contract, 2011 Pitcher Duels, And Minor League Rankings

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MSTI: Mike Petriello asks how good Matt Kemp‘s contract looks in light of other long term deals. Pretty awesome, I’d say. Grantland: Bill James goes through the best pitcher duels of 2011 and the Dodgers land on the list 10 times. 3. July 20, 2011, Dodgers at San Francisco, Clayton Kershaw against Tim Lincecum 5. September 9, 2011, Dodgers in ... Read More »

Ned Colletti nixes trade rumor, starts another + Mike MacDougal saga

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that yesterday’s rumored trade for a bat is now dead. I’m sure there were some out there who had pipe dreams of getting an impact player in the deal, but honestly, it’s just relief that the Dodgers will not be trading Chad Billingsley for Alfonso Soriano or something ridiculous. —– Unfortunately, Ned ... 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 »

Around The Web: MILB Dodgers All-Stars + How Does Game Time Affect Performance

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Baseball America: Shawn Tolleson was the only Dodgers prospect to make the 2011 Minor League All-Stars team, as he was awarded a spot on the second team as a reliever. Baseball America: When naming All-Star teams per level though, former Dodgers prospect Trayvon Robinson lands at AAA, Scott Van Slyke checks in at AA, and Joc Pederson at R. - ... Read More »

Gerardo Parra Flips Out On Hong Chih Kuo, Clayton Kershaw Returns The Favor

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Tonight’s game was a rather uneventful affair in what amounted to a meaningless game for the Dodgers, only notable for Chad Billinglsey’s continued inability to miss bats and Jerry Sands’ solid all-around game. For better or worse though, Gerardo Parra decided to spice things up for everybody involved in the top of the seventh after he took offense to a ... Read More »

What’s Wrong With Chad Billingsley?

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While Dylan Hernandez tweeted yesterday that Chad Billingsley will remain in the rotation, just the fact that it was even a question worth asking shows where the attitudes of journalists, fans, and bloggers currently lie. Since last year, there has been rampant speculation that Billingsley was either injured or losing his raw stuff, but those assumptions seem rather premature.  The fact of the ... Read More »

Chad Billingsley: A Case Of Confirmation Bias

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Chad Billingsley’s recent struggles have been well documented, so further addressing the issue is somewhat pointless to me. However, one criticism that hasn’t been looked at nearly enough is the charge that Billingsley is not mentally tough. Personally, i’m a firm believer that the concern over the mental toughness of Billingsley is pure fabrication that stems largely from confirmation bias ... Read More »