Tag Archives: Eric Stephen

Carl Crawford confirms that I am a genius! (…or that he just changed hitting mechanics)

So a couple days ago, I asked Eric Stephen of True Blue LA to ask Carl Crawford about his hitting mechanics, and he did so for me, primarily because he’s awesome. Why, you ask? Because of my article for Baseball Prospectus back in October broaching that exact subject. Basically, I wanted to know if I was right so I could ... Read More »

Making Moves: Logan White & De Jon Watson Promoted, Puig To Start 2013 In AA, Minor Deals

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The Dodgers promoted a number of front office personnel, most notably future GMs (of the Dodgers, I hope) Logan White and De Jon Watson. White will now serve as Vice President Of Scouting, while Watson takes on the role of Vice President Of Player Development. —– Via Eric Stephen, Alfredo Silverio and Ozzie Martinez have signed minor-league contracts and received ... Read More »

Around The Web: Dodgers FA SP Options, Hiroki Kuroda Risk, Hyun Jin Ryu Summary

True Blue LA: Eric Stephen looks at the available free agent starting pitchers and concludes that it’s Zack Greinke or bust. When it comes down to it, if the Dodgers are hellbent on adding a starting pitcher they should only add a difference-maker. Dempster is a fall back, while Sanchez (money) and Kuroda (draft pick, age) seem overly expensive and ... 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 »

Don Mattingly Suspended Two Games, Matt Kemp Escapes Punishment

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Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports that the MLB has suspended Don Mattingly two games for “excessive arguing”, but Matt Kemp escaped unharmed. Don Mattingly got what he expected on Saturday, as the Dodgers manager was suspended for two games for his argument with umpires and subsequent ejection on Thursday in Pittsburgh. But more importantly Matt Kemp, who was ... Read More »

Around The Web: Andre Ethier Extension Reaction

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Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello once feared the exact deal that Andre Ethier signed, and while he holds some concerns, he finds it hard to argue against the deal. What interests me more right now is trying to figure out just how much a big 2012 could enhance Ethier’s value on the market, because there’s a big difference between ... Read More »

Ted Lilly & Todd Coffey Swap, Kenley Jansen’s Velocity, Stan Kasten Won’t Make It Rain

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Old news, but Ted Lilly was activated off the disabled list and Todd Coffey was put on it. In what I’m sure was sheer coincidence, it was revealed that Coffey had been dealing with knee trouble. After the game Don Mattingly said Todd Coffey has been getting treatment on his knee — Eric Stephen (@truebluela) April 14, 2012 Truly amazing ... Read More »

Around The Web: Spring Training roster, De Jon Watson interview, and sabermetrics

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True Blue LA: Eric Stephen has the 2012 Spring Training roster. True Blue LA: A review of the 2012 off-season for the Los Angeles Dodgers to make me cry. —– ESPN: Jon Weisman has an interview with De Jon Watson about the Dodgers minor league system. ESPN: Keith Law ranks the Dodgers system 12th in baseball. If pitching wins championships, ... Read More »