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Taking a look at Alex Castellanos, the prospect set to replace Matt Kemp

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As mentioned yesterday, Matt Kemp injured his hamstring and according to the Dodgers official Twitter, he will be headed to the disabled list. In a related move, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus confirmed that the Dodgers would be calling up prospect Alex Castellanos from AAA Albuquerque to take his place on the roster. Because I’m slow and busy, I haven’t ... Read More »

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Perhaps you’ve seen DraftStreet.com making the rounds before, but now it’s time for ChadMoriyama.com readers to get their chance at free money, as 10 participants will walk away with $150 in prizes when all is said and done. You have until Friday, June 1st to act on this offer, so don’t procrastinate like I usually do. What’s the worst that ... Read More »

Nate Eovaldi May Be On His Way, Dodgers Pursued Roy Oswalt, So What’s The Rotation Problem?

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Nate Eovaldi was pulled from yesterday’s start in AA, leading to speculation that he could be on his way to the Dodgers, but the surprising news is that the Dodgers were apparently in on Roy Oswalt. Ted Lilly is still listed as the Dodgers’ Tuesday night starter, but there are increasing indications that will change. In addition to the sudden ... Read More »

Comment Of The Day: Frank McCourt Is Gone, So Get Over It

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That comment on Dodger Thoughts from Terry Pruett on the ownership situation basically sums up exactly what I feel about the recent controversy. I must be the only one who couldn’t care less whether the Dodgers owners reveal their whole involvement with McCourt. — Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) May 16, 2012 Far more concerned with the trading deadline, what the front ... Read More »

What’s Behind Allen Webster’s Struggles?

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Allen Webster had a rough final three starts for the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2011. Some attributed it to fatigue because of a career-high in innings pitched (145), but when the 2012 season began, things were supposed to be back to normal. Not so fast. —– Webster has struggled mightily this season — and it’s both concerning and perplexing. Mike Newman ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of May 7th – Savage, Solano, Landry, Dickson

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It was a mediocre week for three of the four Dodgers minor-league affiliates, but the Albuquerque Isotopes had smooth sailing. Elsewhere, O’Koyea Dickson has been on fire since making his season debut more than a week ago. Albuquerque tied with Rancho Cucamonga in giving up the fewest runs, but the ‘Topes did it in seven games while the Quakes did ... Read More »

Why Does Don Mattingly Think He Can’t Demote Dee Gordon From The Top Of The Order?

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People are always asking me on Twitter whether Dee Gordon will be demoted. Demoted? Please. Don Mattingly won’t even budge on dropping him from the top spot in the lineup. For whatever reason, Mattingly absolutely refuses to consider dropping Gordon from the top, and judging by what he said to AJ Cassavell yesterday, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be changing ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of April 30th – Van Slyke, Lemmerman, Bawcom, Martin

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The Loons are on fire, going 5-1 this week and taking top honors. They also have the week’s top pitcher in Jarret Martin. Surprisingly, the hitters stepped up this week, especially Scott Van Slyke, who helped the Isotopes put up 43 runs in seven games. The Loons allowed 21 runs, while Albuquerque checked in with 22 runs allowed. —– Albuquerque ... Read More »

Scott Elbert & His Slider

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After posting a 2.43 ERA and 2.73 FIP in 33.1 innings out of the bullpen last year, it seemed as if former top prospect Scott Elbert had found his future in the bullpen. This year though, he has struggled, posting a 5.87 ERA and a 6.35 FIP. So what’s wrong? His slider, apparently. “I feel good,” Elbert said. “I’m pounding ... Read More »

Dodgers Sign Bobby Abreu: At Least He’s Better Than Adam Kennedy … Right?

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According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers have signed Bobby Abreu, formerly of the Angels. In a corresponding move, the team has demoted utility infielder Justin Sellers to the minors and will probably use Jerry Hairston Jr. at shortstop. The Angels will be paying Abreu’s 2012 salary, and speculation is that the Dodgers will be paying Abreu a ... Read More »