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Ronald Belisario Swaps With Mike MacDougal, Who Goes For Shawn Tolleson?

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Much to the relief of Dodgers fans everywhere, it was Mike MacDougal who was designed for assignment to make room for the returning Ronald Belisario. ROSTER MOVE: The @Dodgers today designated RHP Mike MacDougal for assignment while MLB reinstated Ronald Belisario from the Restricted List. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 3, 2012 It’s a relief because, as I discussed ... Read More »

Dodgers New Owners Introduce Themselves + Take Shots At Frank McCourt

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With the Dodgers finalizing the transfer of ownership from Frank McCourt to Guggenheim Partners yesterday, the new owners held a press conference today to answer questions and make statements about the state of the team. It went well. “We’re not going to gouge the fans just because we paid a nice sum for this franchise,” Johnson said, disclosing that general ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of April 23rd – Federowicz, Magill, Santiago, Dominguez

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Pitching was the story this week with the Dodgers minor-league system, despite giving up more runs than scored at all but one level. Some strong performances by Chris Reed, Garrett Gould, and Ethan Martin weren’t enough to make the cut. The Isotopes checked in with the best record at 3-3, while the Lookouts scored the most runs this week with ... Read More »

Our Long Los Angeles Nightmare Is Over: Frank McCourt Officially Out As Dodgers Owner

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After having the sale delayed by a day, the Los Angeles Dodgers are finally, and thankfully, free from the clutches of Frank McCourt. Source: #Dodgers sale has closed. McCourt era has ended. — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) May 1, 2012 With that done, now the Dodgers are going to win every World Series for the next decade, right? Well, not quite. ... Read More »

Is Javy Guerra Relying On His Fastball Too Much?

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Everybody wants to find the reason that Javy Guerra is struggling in 2012, especially after he burst onto the scene with a too-good-to-be-true 2011. One common theory? He’s throwing too many fastballs. @ChadMoriyama do you think guerra is throwing too many fastballs especially with 2 strikes? — Brian Rincon (@bmr209) April 26, 2012 I was skeptical at first, as I ... Read More »

MLB Should Ban Home Plate Collisions … And Takeout Slides

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As I watched Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro get absolutely lit up in a home plate collision with Mat Gamel of the Milwaukee Brewers, I wondered to myself why this aspect of baseball was even necessary. I’m obviously not the first person to suggest this, and I’ve read all the criticism of writers who have previously suggested such rule changes, ... Read More »

Dodgers Fans Think They Know Chad Billingsley, But They Don’t

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Starting this year, I’ve made a habit of utilizing Twitter’s search function to find fan reactions to Dodgers events. The purpose of this is partially for laughs and partially for curiosity, but a larger part of the reason revolves around wanting to keep track of which players fans like and dislike … irrationally. So yeah, I willfully torture myself for ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of April 16th – Castellanos, Tolleson, Reed

Scott Wingo bats against the Visalia Rawhide on April 20th at the Epicenter in Rancho Cucamonga.

Overall, it was a decent week for the minor league affiliates of the Dodgers. The AAA Isotopes checked in the best record and the best offensive performer, but the A+ Quakes had the best pitcher, just edging out the AA Lookouts. —– Albuquerque Isotopes (6-1) Runs Scored: 55 Runs Allowed: 40 Player Of The Week Alex Castellanos – 2B/OF Castellanos ... Read More »

Don’t Simply Trust Coaches, Because A Lot Of Them Put Themselves First

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Dallas Jackson of Rivals brought the public the story of two pitchers who threw 347 pitches between them … in one game. People were shocked, people were angry, and I was … well … unfortunately not all that surprised. After 501 pitches, the game finally ended. New Orleans (La.) Jesuit had bettered Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel in an 18-inning, pitchers’ ... Read More »

Controversial walk-off will be the story, but real question is what Don Mattingly was thinking

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The popular discussion about this game will revolve around the blown call that ended it, but that kind of stuff will happen from time to time, just ask the Padres. For my interests, the real discussion should revolve around exactly what Don Mattingly was thinking late in the game. —– As it got down to the late innings of a ... Read More »